Register of Earthquakes

Since our last we have been told of several slight vibrations: we do not, however, find a proper concurrence of observation, to warrant a report of more than the following, viz., on the 13th at 10 o’clock a.m. and about 2 o’clock p.m.  These were both slight.  On the evening of the 16th, about 10 o’clock p.m. and at 40 minutes past 3 o’clock a.m. on the morning of the 17th—these were also slight. But the latter was sufficiently strong to awaken many of our citizens.  The vibration was like that of most of the other shocks, SSE and NNW.

 From a recent conviction that these earthquakes have no connection in the manner of cause and effect, with any particular state of the atmosphere, we forbear to trouble our readers with the statement concerning the weather, etc., which we promised last week.

P.S.  From a letter just received from Fort Wayne, it appears that the great shocks of the 16th of December, the 23rd of January, and the 7th inst. with many of the minor ones, were felt at that post.  Those of the 16 of December were likewise experienced at Fort Dearborn, near the southern end of Lake Michigan.

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