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The Earthquakes in Spain I

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The Earthquakes in Spain I FURTHER SHOCKS AT MOTRIL, I A Churcn and 50 Houses Destroyed. (CENTBAL NEWS TELEGRAMS. J I I MADKID, Wednesday.- Frequent shocks are still being experienced in Andalusia; but they ate of a very mild character, and shock is hardly the word with which to describe the peculiar oscillations which prevail. No further loss of life has been reported. Motril suffered severely yesterday, but as very few buildings had been left standing, and the populace had sought the surrounding plains, the earthquake of yesterday simply finished the work of devastation by throwing down the few buildings which were left standing after the former visitation. The un- fortunate Andalusians, always most impression- able, have sines the calamity of Christmas Dav rendered themselves up entirely to superstition. Many are convinced that the earthquake shocks are the precursors of the Day of Judgment. Scientific opinion is inclined to connect them with the outbreak of a volcano somewhere in the vicinity of Granada. Geological facts would lend colour to this theory, because at Jose, about two miles distant from the ancient Moorish capital, there is an extinct volcano, the Sierra Elvira, while the number of thermal springs in the neighbourhood is really surprising. At Olwar, a mountain, called the Sierra del Gitano, opened its side. The panic caused by the phenomenon is described as fearful to behold. At Periana the earth opened under tha church and swallowed it, the only portion now visible being the spire. Later advices state that smoke is now issuing from the hollow in the Sierra Gitano. With such phenomena to confront them it is not surprising that superstition should dominate the populace. Already miracles are reported and credited. GRANADA, Wednesday Night.—Several shocks were felt at Loja and the surrounding district early this morning. The damage so far is not very much. The town of Loja is about twenty- five miles from here, and boasts of a population of 20,000 inhabitants. In connection with the engthened continuance of the shocks that has characterised the earthquake of 1834-5, it is stated that the terrible earth- quake which occurred in the March of 1829, when Murcia, together with many other villages, were destroyed, and over 5,000 persons perished, lasted as long as 40 days, or little less than six weeks. I hear from Madrid that the proposed length of the king's journey to the afflicted districts will lbe a week, or should the difficulties of locomotion prove great, it may extend to ten days. The event is much looked forward to and talked about here, and it is hoped that the visit may in some way or other be productive of relief, though to what extent it is difficult to see. MADRID, Thursday Morning.-Terrible tales of distress are reaching here daily from the dis- tricts affected by the recent earthquake shocks. The inhabitants of the ruined towns are still camped outside the walls, exposed to the bitterly inclement weather. Fresh shocks occurred yester- day at Velez and Werja, causing considerable damage. The inhabitants had previously for- saken their homes. ["TIMES" TELEGRAM.1 I MADRID, Wednesday.—Another sharp shock of earthquake occured this morning throughout the provinces of Granada and Malaga.

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