Science: Temblors

Last week, the North American continent quivered in its sleep. Lying face up, it stirred its right shoulder; just a little twitch, but in one so enormous it was a movement visible and tangible in the states of Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming, and sensible even in Italy, 5,500 miles away, where seismo-graphs recorded an earthquake of two hours' duration. Buildings were damaged, citizens frightened the Olympian, express of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway, halted by part of a mountain moving in its path.

Again the continent shivered and stretched its right hip....

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