Hundreds of minor earth shocks and a score of major quakes occurred, last week, in a narrow area some 500 miles long and stretching from Varna, on the Black Sea across Bulgaria, Thrace and the islands of the Aegean Sea to Corinth, in Greece. As the first shocks rumbled at Corinth, a telegraph operator frantically clicked off the words: "Help! Help! All is lost!" Over, and over he repeated the frenzied message. Then the earth reeled, the telegraph office collapsed, crushing the operator, and, with a universal cataclysmic roar, virtually every building in Corinth tumbled to the ground.

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