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THE EARTH SHAKES AGAIN
Kansas City Times, Jan 1, 1896
Shocks Perceptibly Felt at Metropolis, Ill., and Cape Girardeau, Mo
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 31--Very perceptible earthquake shocks were felt this morning at Metropolis, Ill., and Cape Girardeau, Mo. At the former place the shock was experienced at 9:30 a.m. and lasted only a few moments. The shock was more severe at Cape Girardeau, where it was felt at 9 a.m. It appeared to come from the south. The duration was about fifteen seconds, and heavy buildings were perceptibly disturbed. There have been several shocks recently through this section.
[Submitted by Anna Newell]


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