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ABNORMAL LOW TIDES

Many people report having noticed last evening and this morning an abnormally low sea-level at low tide, and the conclusion was generally reached by them that it was the result of the Japanese earthquake wave having reached these shores. Whether it is so in fact or not is difficult to say, though reports of similar effects elsewhere would strengthen the popular conclusion. If the ocean were clear of the great obstruction caused by the multitude of islands between Japan and New Zealand, the wave would have travelled at the rate of 400 or 500 miles a n hour, and should in that case have reached New Zealand in about ten hours. The wave, if it only reached here last night, has therefore been unduly delayed; but the belated appearance may be due to the fact that-th c primary disturbance did not reach this part of the world at all, and only some reflected or secondary waves, coming by longer routes, have arrived. •

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ABNORMAL LOW TIDES, Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 57, 5 September 1923

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ABNORMAL LOW TIDES Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 57, 5 September 1923

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