JAPAN: Another Shock

A severe earthquake occurred at 5 :50 a. m. Jan. 15, on Honshu, main island of the Japanese Empire, in approximately the same area as the Great Earthquake of last September (TIME, Sept. 10 et seq.). The amplitude of the shock, as registered by the seismograph at the Osaka Observatory, was two inches of lateral movement, or half that recorded for the Great Earthquake.

In the area of the quake, 30 lives were lost. Many hundreds of dwellings collapsed, chiefly those that were damaged in September or temporary habitations. Railways, roads, telephone...