NICARAGUA: End of a Capital

One morning last week seismographs all over the U. S. trembled under their little glass cases. At Fordham University, Jesuit Father Joseph Lynch looked at the squiggles on his instrument's record sheet. He could see that heavy temblors were shaking the earth's crust about 2,150 miles away, but seismologists are used to such things. They happen somewhere every few days. Father Lynch said:

"It was not a very intense or violent earthquake, as earthquakes go. It was not as intense, for instance, as the Naples earthquake [TIME, Aug. 4]. The most violent quake...

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