THE EARTH SHAKES AGAIN
Shocks Perceptibly Felt at Metropolis, Ill., and Cape Girardeau, Mo
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 31--Very perceptible earthquake shocks were felt this morning at Metropolis, Ill., and Cape Girardeau, Mo. At the former place the shock was experienced at 9:30 a.m. and lasted only a few moments. The shock was more severe at Cape Girardeau, where it was felt at 9 a.m. It appeared to come from the south. The duration was about fifteen seconds, and heavy buildings were perceptibly disturbed. There have been several shocks recently through this section.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO., IS STRUCK BY TORNADO
Cape Girardeau, Mo., Nov. 3, (AP)--This Southeastern Missouri city of 18,000 Tuesday night surveyed damage which may reach $100,000 in a tornado which struck 150 residences and a block of business buildings.
The storm, which hit the city shortly before last midnight passed through a section a half mile wide and one and a half miles long.
One woman was slightly injured by a flying timber. More than 200 trees were blown down, carrying down wires and putting the street lighting system out of order. There was some disruption of residential lighting and telephone service.
A National Guard company aided police in patrolling streets and guarding fallen electric wires. The storm had little effect on voting.
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