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EFFECTS OF THE SHOCK IN OTHER PARTS.

ASHLEY. No damage of any kind , was done at Ashlev township, though, the chimneys of Mr Pearce's hotel looked as if they might have suffered owing.to their height. SBFTON. This is another district which can offer a psalm thanksgiving, as no damage was done, the shock being more to .the eastward. BALCAIRN. No very remarkable injury was done af, this township, LEITHFItELI?. Some of the chimneys pub up with l mud plaster in the early days at Leithiield were unable to stand the shock. At the hotel some bqtrtles" and, jars containing iiquor were .knocked down by the shock. The full force, of the . quake > seemed to come from the seaward. WAIKARI, There are still" many of the chimneys in Waikari standing, and the vicarage, which is built of stone, is not in a state of collapse as first reported. It has. however, been cracked, the north wall 'being affected. The Rev. W. W. Sidgwick and nis family still remain in occupation. At the Northern Hotel the bottles on the - shelves,. for want of simple-wire guards," fell on the floor, and «. conjuror's mixture of rum, gin, brandy, whiskey, port wine, sherry, and other wines flooded the floor, and literally (ran in a stream' oufc of the door. An inspection of the vicarage has decided the church officers in getting an expert opinion. - TJiey think the upper storey may be removed and a one storey • house made of it. HURUNUI. Mr HI Purchase, at fche Hurunui Hotel, had a trying experience.. The building of atone erected by the late Mr Hastie was cracked in several places, and it seemed as if it would collapse. In spite of the "terrors of the situation. "Miss Ethel Purchase was. plucky enough to rush into the' building while'the. earthquake was in progress, and recover-the -baby, for which act the little lady d&serves much credit. v * OULVERttEN. At the hotel two of the chimneys have , been condemned as. not jsafe, bufc it is wonderful how little damage has been done in ~th» house to plaster or building, considering its size. On the Cuiverden Estate the house of Mr F. EL Wilson had chimney's damaged and a tank caused some •trouble. At Kaiwaxra there Avas also • damage to-chimneys. WAU.U FERRY. At the Fesry grave, apprehensions were felb for the handsome bridge erected Messrs "J. Anderson and Co.; but it held out. At the Ferry Hotel Mr Holmes had a chimney slightly "damaged and one bottle of limejuice broken by failing 'from a shelf. . RAKAIA. Tlte shock was -not at all severe about the R&kaia district, in. fact a large number never felt it. Regret was felt when the news of damage about Christchurch was . received by the evening train on Saturday, and when the papers came to hand on Monday morning, giving full particulars of the shocks at Cheviot and elsewhere, there was quite a consternation and much sympathy expres&ed. WAIAU. A sfrock "waa felt at" Waiau on -Monday morning, but was only a little heavier than the tremors which liad preceded it since Saturday.. There is little to, add beyond the fact that many chimneys collapsed with the great chock of Saturday. The road to 'Cuiverden Is now clear, and traffic is proceeding as before." The road to ttfe Conway was reported to be blocked at tho long cutting, where there were cracks' between Waiau and Mendip Hills, but this is quite temporary. . Lyndon only suffered to the extent of a few broken chimneys. Our correspondent at Waiau' telegraphed last nigh'b tha/fc the earthquakes continued at intervals from Saturday morning till 10 a.m. yesterday. tSone. were experienced from that time till 7.45 p.m., when a violent shock occurred. There is no further damage at Waiau, but Tepori« from Mendip HiKs, Hawikeswobd, and Parnassus show the damage there to be very great as regards buildings and furniture. J&r James Tait's house ,at Conway Flat is wrecked. Great numbers of- dead trout are floating down,the River Conway. -The ? roade in tha* direction are blocked for wheel traffic. The Station River is dammed up, forming two lakes. No damage whatever is reported at HanBier .Springs. bEECTON. A slight chock of earthquake only was experienced at Leeston on Saturday morning. The tremor was distinctly felt at 7.45 a.m., but was not strong or heavy enough to do any damage or even agitate nervous people. No damage at all was done, and only a few people noticed the shock. Much sympathy is'expressed up here with the Cheviot settlers. NOTES AnJTiNCIDENTS. In many, places there has been a tendency to exaggerate the effects o£ the shock, I but when it is considered that for many years people ihave been forgetting ty'fs is a country liable to earthquakes, and' neglecting their ordinary precaution?, 'there is not so much to complain about. Tha chimney question has not only b&en sadly neglected , and poor mortar used, though, as a matter of fact, many of the flues w.ere too old to hold up in a cyclon,* which could have caused about as much damage. In stores and hotels, where bottles aits placed in fixtures to the .walls', the precaution of a single piece of wh'e or string in front would have prevented the loss of much liquor, etc. The owners of such places from 1855, for, at least, twenty years, never ceglected this plan to prevent the bottles and tins dancing; from, the shelves. But an, immunity from \juake» during so many years has made people careless to a degree. Another shook of earthquake was felb at Kaiapoi at twelve minutes to 8 o'clock last night. On Saturday morning, -while the ketch Emma. Sunms was off Gore Bay, the mate

felt a shock as though caused by thft vessel striking a. rock. On arriving at i/on h« found that the shock must have item the i-esult- of the nwthquake. It. is said by those using the hath* at "Hsnmer that, the waters Mnee the earthquake have been more efficacious than before. A gentleman staving at Harune-r, and who has been in .fapan, stat.es that the earthquake on Saturday morning was quite «■ qua.l in severity tr> any he had experienced in The. East, • Saturday's earthquake was distinctly felt by those aboard the Elingamite when that vf-swv! iviis within a muplo of- hours steam of Lytrelton. Speaking of the effect, apassenger said it was as if the vessel had •suddenly run on a mud bank, and then rebounded. The vessel shivered from stem tn stern, and an uneasy motion prevailed for at lftast a dozen seconds. The majority of the passengers and crew experienced the shock, though at the time they Avprp in ignorance an t.r> the cause, and it whs nnly rwi Hjrival at T/rtteltnn. that they 1 became aware of the true position of affairs. A wall at the Kaiapoi brewery was damaged on Saturday and the upper portion at the time of the shock gave off a large cloud of dust. Previous earthquakes have occurred, as follows:—January 23rd, 1855. which did damage in Lytteiton and Christ church, but weh more serious in Wellington and XelBoru August 17th, 1368 (Monday), at 9.50 &.m. This happened at, the name time that several towns in South America were destroyed where 25,000 persona lost their lives, find property damaged there estimated at £60,000,000. December sth, 1881 (Monday), at 7.38 a.m., when a large stone fell from the Cathedral. June 9t!h, 1886 (Wednesday), with the destruction of the Pink eruption, with the destruction of the Pink and White Terraces occurred at Rotorua. September Ist, 1888 fft 4 a.m., the top of the spire and cross of the Cathedral being broken off. The question of the safrty of the Cathedral to hold service in was considered by the Mayor on Saturday. The meeting of the Cathedral Chapter, and tho subsequent report of Mr Cyril Mountfort was eufficiejit to warrant non-interference of the Branicipa-1 authorities. In view of tlvo reports that there is not • bakehouse standing in Cheviot, and no bread will he able to be made there for a month to oomo, a large number of loaves •were sent north, by itho train yesterday TOorniDg.

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EFFECTS OF THE SHOCK IN OTHER PARTS., Press, Volume LVIII, Issue 11126, 19 November 1901

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