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SEISMOGRAPH STATION REPORTS DISTANT QUAKE

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A distant earthquake was recorded at the Harvard Seismorgraph Station beginning at 1.18 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Its intensity was only sufficient to carry the main phases of the motion to Cambridge, so an exact determination of the distance could not be made. The character of the phases recorded indicates a distance of about 10,000 kilometers, or about 6200 miles, one quarter of the way around the globe.

Such a distance would make Japan a possible center. An interesting possibility arises in this connection. A quake 6200 miles from Harvard would have begun at its origin at about 12.25 o'clock yesterday afternoon, but this would be 2.25 o'clock this morning in Japan.

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