Full account of the calamitous earthquake in East Essex ... April 22, 1884.
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Full account of the calamitous earthquake in East Essex ... April 22, 1884.

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Published by Wright in Colchester .
Written in English


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With details of the Lord Mayors" relief fund.

Edition Notes

Reprinted from the Essex Telegraph.

The Physical Object
Pagination114 p. ;
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21395170M

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Articles on the History of Essex, Researching your Ancestors, and British History The Essex earthquake of Damage at Wigborough. How Essex was hit by the strongest earthquake in England's history. On the morning of Tuesday 22 April , Colchester and the surrounding parishes were stuck by the strongest earthquake ever to strike the British mainland. The Earthquake in Essex occurred on the 22nd April , and had noticeable affect on deep wells, with regard to their standing water level. The Water Tower at Colchester was also cracked. It probably had a much wider effect as water levels were not continuously monitored and would have gone unnoticed. It was however recorded. The actual earthquake which Buchanan mentions in his prefatory note occurred in Essex on 22nd April The following description is taken from the GeoEssex site: “The most destructive earthquake ever recorded in Britain occurred in Essex on the morning of 22 April .   The Colchester earthquake was the most destructive earthquake to have hit the United Kingdom in the last years. It occurred on the morning of Tuesday 22 nd April at am and caused considerable damage in not just in Colchester but in many of the surrounding Essex .

Anglia Television item, illustrated with archival photographs, commemorating the Essex earthquake of Felt as far afield as Middlesex, London and Suffolk, the earthquake badly effected areas south of Colchester, with Langenhoe and Wivenhoe suffering serious damage to many buildings, as the tremor hastened the death of the infirm, and left.   The most destructive earthquake known in Britain happened at am, on April 22nd In Colchester, it was just an ordinary bright sunlit morning. Then, in a matter of a few seconds, the townsfolk were terrorised and Colchester was brought to a standstill in a great cloud of dust. All around the district, there was chaos: collapsed chimneys and roofs, and wrecked buildings including the.   From the archive, 23 April Essex rocked by earthquake The people of Essex and Suffolk survive tremours which caused buildings to shake and . IA Mirror that was broken by the earthquake 22 April , donated to the Museum January A note on the back of the mirror says "This Mirror is a part of one that was shaken from a mantleshelf and broken at Home Farm, Peldon, Essex, at the time of the great earthquake April 22nd the house being shaken from its foundations, chimneys thrown to the ground & widespread .

The shock of the earthquake was felt throughout much of Essex and as far as Devon and Ostend in Belgium. To get a full account, I recommend you read The Great English Earthquake by . Account of the Earthquake Which Happened in Calabria, Ma In a Letter from Count Francesco Ippolito to Sir William Hamilton, Knight of the Bath, F. R. S.; Presented by Sir William Hamilton. Ippolito, F.; Hamilton, W Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (). –vii. The photographic archive of the 22 April Colchester earthquake, the most damaging British earthquake in the last years, is wellknown. Evidence has come to light that at least two of these. The Colchester earthquake, also known as the Great English earthquake, occurred on the morning of 22 April at It caused considerable damage in Colchester and the surrounding villages in Essex. In terms of overall destruction caused it is certainly the most destructive earthquake to have hit the United Kingdom in at least the last years, since the Dover Straits earthquake of