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"October 30. Guam. Earthquake nf unusual intensity force VIII, duration approximately one minute, occurred at 4:39 a.m. this date followed by eight shocks in next ten minutes. Direction of the shocks NE-SW. Casualties none. Slight damage to buildings, remarkable in view intensity of original shock, Minor shocks continuing."

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Mr. W. Rowlel', the seismic observer, reported that during the first strong shock, which was of an abrupt and twisting character, the church bell was reporbed to have rung, the church tower clock stcpped, plasl,er fe1l, walls rvere cracked, tile fell, glasses and dishes were broken, and electric fans 'tvere thrown from shelves. The seismograph was badly thrown out of adjustment. During the day of October 30, Mr. Rolrdey counted 25 shocks of various intensities from II to V: on October 31. 12 shocks, intei'rsities II to IV.

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On November 13 another telegram was received from Guam which rea,d: "Guam has experienced since 4:40 thirty October three hundred seven earthquake shocks. Fifty one shocks in last twenty four hours. Heaviest shock, since major initial shock, occurred 6:28 trvelve November intensity VI Rossi-Forel scale cluyation about thirl,y seconds. Slight additional damage to buildings. No injuries to persons.,,

Low voltage, no shocks or burns.

The seismograms of Guam from October B0 to Nolember 27 show a total of 474 shocks, including a1I froin the first and strongest shock down to the smallest, many of which were imperceptible to human senses. This is a minimum number for the seismograph v'as out of service about fifteen hours. The center of the earthquake was in the Nero Deep. -MOR. 1936, December 14. 7:30 a.m. Agafra, strong earthquake of intensity VII. Another shock of intensity III at 12:19 p.ui. -MOR.

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