RUSSIA: Quakes

The Black Sea coast was last week visited by a succession of earthquakes. People ran helter-skelter seeking safety; confusion reigned. Many sought refuge in boats, with what success despatches did not state.

At Yalta, onetime fashionable resort, 1,300 fugitives fought vainly for a place on a departing steamer. At Balaklava, famed for the charge of the Light Brigade, houses toppled. At Miskhor the tower of the "Lark's Nest" (famed villa) fell from its lofty perch down the cliffs into the sea.

More than 100 persons were killed; more than 1,000 were injured.

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