Fifty miles northeast of the Island of Hispaniola lies the Milwaukee Depth.* There the ocean's floor scoops down 30,246 ft. There, last week, the earth's crust ground silently against itself and distant seismographs marked the characteristic pattern of an earthquake on their sensitized film records.

The Dominican Republic had it worst. Like all the island's north coast the city of Matanzas got a hard jolting. But the tidal wave that followed the shock was the real killer as it swept into town and village. In one place, 40 cockfight fans were trapped under the collapsing tin roof of their circular...

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