Alexandria, Jan. 24


A shock of an Earthquake was distinctly felt in this town yesterday morning, about 20 minutes after nine o'clock.  Its duration was supposed to be about 30 seconds, and its motion from N.W. to S.E.  Considerable sensation was excited by this event.

Made possible by the Rivers Institute and the
History Department of Hanover College.


How to cite this article:  "Alexandria," Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia, Penn.), 29 Jan. 1812, p. 2, available at