[Additional Comments on the Earthquake]

In our last we suggested a probability of this awful phenomenon proceeded from a volcanic source up the Missouri.  We now believe that conjecture will eventually appear to be well founded, and we anxiously wait to hear from St. Louis; where it is probable, the earthquake has been felt with marked severity.
In addition to the above, the papers received by last night’s mail contain accounts of its having been felt in many places in the Atlantic States—at Washington City, Alexandria, Richmond, Norfolk, Charleston S. C., Georgetown S. C.—the account from the last place says, so severe were the shocks, that the parade ground at the fort, settled from 1 to 2 inches below its former level.  

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How to cite this article:  "Untitled [additional comments on the earthquake], Western Spy (Cincinnati, Ohio), 4 Jan. 1812, p. 3, available at http://history.hanover.edu/texts/1811.