Rains. Over the Central Plateau of Mexico the rains descended and the floods arose, threatening inundation of Mexico City. Hundreds were rendered homeless; crops in large areas were ruined; railroads were washed out at many points; canals burst their banks; a bull ring almost collapsed; many houses were partially submerged.

Wave. But on the west coast, almost certainly due to the Pacific submarine earthquake (see JAPAN), a tidal wave, said to have been more than 1,000 miles long and of mountainous proportions in height, spread death and destruction.

There, as in Japan,...

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