From Helsingfors to Honolulu last week seismologists watched their instruments with sharp concern. Mother Earth seemed to be twitching all over like an old fly-pestered mare, sorely frightening millions of her inhabitants.
Turkey was rocked by three earthquakes, worst since 1874. The towers of Istanbul tottered against the sky. Townsfolk rushed jabbering through the streets, slept in the open despite a pouring rain.
Two quakes struck Holland's province of Limburg, shook inhabitants out of bed.
In Bulgaria, three temblors terrorized the districts of Plovdiv, Burgas, Borisovo.
Shocks felt on the island of Hawaii turned fearful eyes on great Kilauea whose volcanic belchings have always been...