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The Journal of Science, 1884, Vol. 21 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Journal of Science, 1884, Vol. 21The City of Earthquakes, in the Atlantic Monthly Magazine for March, 1883, by M... Weiterlesen
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Excerpt from The Journal of Science, 1884, Vol. 21

The City of Earthquakes, in the Atlantic Monthly Magazine for March, 1883, by Mr. Horace D. Warner, a Civil Engineer who was present at Caracas during the last earthquake there, on September 6th, 1882. It appears that it was accompanied by a coast wave, and that serious damage was almost wholly confined to the river suburb, the higher portions of the town, built on a rocky substratum, being untouched. He says that a native of Venezuela would laugh at the idea that a terremoto is an upheaval of the ground. The movement of dislodged rocks, the dis jointment of house-walls and their way of falling, the motions of a tidal wave during the progress Of an earth quake, all prove that the shock is a lateral push. This statement seems to corroborate the idea already suggested, in reference to the writings of Mr. William Nicholson in 1787, that the shock is probably a discharge not of the con centrated nature of an explosion, but rather that due to a sudden escape of accumulated force from the ground over an area of some extent, - a theory to which the fac'ts attendant on electrical leak discharges are eminently favourable.

In order to strengthen the idea Of the elec'trical origin Of earthquakes we will now submit a list of some Of those events the records of which Show that they were preceded, accompanied, or followed, by storms of thunder and light ning. The incidents, unless otherwise annotated, are seledted from Mallet's Reports.

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Titel: The Journal of Science, 1884, Vol. 21 (Classic Reprint)
EAN: 9780259171447
ISBN: 978-0-259-17144-7
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Fb&c Ltd
Genre: Biologie
Anzahl Seiten: 822
Gewicht: 1080g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T41mm
Jahr: 2018



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