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Earthquake in Looe

Earthquake At Half Past Midnight


On 27th May 1782 - Looe



I felt the shock of an earthquake,  it was accompanied by a noise like distant thunder,

I was struck by the idea how such distant thunder should shake my bed candlestick. …


.... On coming downstairs next morning, I said to my servant that I believed

there was an earthquake last night.  The answer was that many people of the town were speaking of it.


I afterwards heard it was felt in Liskeard.”



Recorded by the Reverend Milles of Looe.

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