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EARTHQUAKE PHENOMENA AT SEA.

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EARTHQUAKE PHENOMENA AT SEA. The following lettsr, dated Callao, May 23, from Captain George Massey, of the Pacific Steam Navigation Company's Royal Mail cteamer John Elder, has been received in xiiver- pool, £ U}d as it relates to the late earthouaku end tidal wave on the rioutli American coast, it is not without interest. Capt Massey says :— Whilst the Pacific Steam Navigation Company's steamer John Elder wa, proceeding north for Valpa- raiso on Wednesday evening, the 9th inst., at 8.20 p.m., in latitude 23.43 S., longitude 70.47 W., being about 23 miles west of Antofagusta, the sea as smooth as a lake, without the slightest warning everybody on board was very much alamed by a oudden trembling i and vibration felt in the ship from stem to stem" osuueed, a& proved afterwards, by the earthouake. Soundings had been taken, and no bottom haidt been found at :0 fathoms. The ship was ing at full speed, but was stopped fully from four to five minutes during the ¡.;lioe", during which time all the passengers on were in the greatest terror and excitement, rushed on deck, believing that the ship had struck on some unknown reef of rocks, such being the unpleasant sensation experienced. The glass face of the engine room clock was shaken out. Besides this great shock there were slight ones felt during the night, and also till 7 a. m. next day. Arriving at Arica at 7.40 a.m, on the 11th inst., we found the San Carlos, a barque, and a brig at anchor, but the pier and buildings on the foreshore were in ruins and partly washed away. The captain of the port informed rfie that they had several mocks of earthquake on Wednesday evening the heaviest one about 8.30 p. m., but which did not do much damage until the tidal wave set in about 4 a.m., destroying and sweeping all the lower part of the town away, tearing up the railway track for about four miles, and making the place one scene of wreck and desolation. Tacna is reported safe."

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