Charleston earthquake of August 31, 1886

by Clarence E. Dutton

Publisher: Govt. Print. Off. in Washington

Written in English
Published: Pages: 528 Downloads: 320
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  • Earthquakes.,
  • Earthquakes -- South Carolina -- Charleston.

Edition Notes

Statementby Capt. Clarence Edward Dutton ...
ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination203-528 p.
Number of Pages528
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16083504M
LC Control Number06001012

  At p.m. on Aug , residents of the port city of Charleston, South Carolina were startled by an earthquake. Although there was no Richter scale at the time (it would not be created until ), experts today believe that the earthquake in Charleston would fall between and However, the Charleston earthquake of Aug destroyed the three story tower and most of the building was torn down with the rest being used for storage. The Bagging Company closed during the Great Depression in the s, and the building passed into the hand of the Chicco family. It was one of the largest historic earthquakes in eastern North America, and by far the largest earthquake in the southeastern United States. A major shock, occurred Aug at approximately p.m. and lasted less than one minute, but resulted in about sixty deaths and extensive damage to the city of Charleston. On Aug , the first major eastern earthquake was recorded. I t happened near Charleston, South Carolina. The C harleston earthquake was not the first eastern quake, but it was the worst. Other earthquake had been/were recorded in the eastern United States as far back as Article by Gary Hopkins Education World® Editor in Chief.

The Charleston earthquake took place around pm local time on August 31 with an estimated moment magnitude between and The quake caused 60 deaths and damage between five and six million dollars to just over 2, buildings in the Southeastern United States. At the time, about people lived in Charleston. The Church's experience in the earthquake. ON the night of August thirty-first, , the City of Charleston, S. C., was visited by the most disastrous earthquake recorded in the eastern portion of the United States. Nearly all of the buildings in the city were damaged and a .   Then, in , two major hurricanes hit our city and left more destruction in their wake. A very subdued Charleston then faced an even greater disaster, the earthquake of At pm, on Aug , an earthquake estimated to measure to on the Richter scale hit Charleston. On Aug , a massive earthquake centered near Charleston, South Carolina, sent shock waves as far north as Maine, down into Florida, and west to the Mississippi River. The entire Lowcountry was devastated by the quake, now estimated to have been more powerful than the earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands in Haiti in

On Aug , the largest earthquake ever centered in the eastern United States, destroyed much of Charleston, South Carolina. Tremors were felt as far north as Maine and west of the Mississippi River; it was stronger than the Haiti earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands. Williams, who previously wrote A Devil and a Good.   The state of South Carolina has 10 to 15 earthquakes annually, but only three to five of them are felt by people. The magnitude Aug Charleston Earthquake remains the most powerful earthquake recorded in the eastern part of the United States. South Carolina residents best remember hearing of the Charleston Earthquake that happened on Aug. 31, Just after 9 p.m. residents felt extreme shaking and witnessed the destruction of many. This collection contains earthquake photographs held by the Charleston Museum, America’s first museum. Currently the collection features photographs documenting the damage inflicted on Charleston by the earthquake of Aug Primarily professional photographs, these images were sold as souvenirs of the devastating quake.

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- Charleston (S.C.) - 97 pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book» What people are saying. summary On Auga massive earthquake centered near Charleston, South Carolina, sent shock waves as far north as Maine, down into Florida, and west to the Mississippi River. When the dust settled, residents of the old port city were devastated by the death and destruction.

On AugCharleston and surrounding towns suffered extensive damage from the largest earthquake to ever hit the southeast. The photographs in this collection show the aftermath of the earthquake shortly after it occurred. The following pages are taken from A Descriptive Narrative of the Earthquake of Aug by Carl McKinley for the Charleston City Year Book Specifically, these pages report the effects of the earthquake around the state of south Carolina.

The epicenter was 20 miles north of Charleston, but the quake was felt across the east coast north to Chicago and south to Miami. The following pages are taken from A Descriptive Narrative of the Earthquake of Aug by Carl McKinley for the Charleston City Year Book Specifically, these pages report the effects of the earthquake around the state of south Carolina.

First-Hand Observations of the Charleston Earthquake of Augand Other Earthquake Materials, Reports of W.J. McGee, Earle Sloan, Gabriel E. Manigault, Simon Newcomb, and Others (Columbia, SC: Bulle South Carolina Geological Survery, ), In late AugustCharleston, S.C., was in the grip of a heat wave.

It was so hot during the Charleston earthquake of August 31 that many offices were closed and events were postponed until later in the evening when temperatures had cooled.

So, when powerful seismic waves rippled across the city at p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31,people were sent scrambling not just out of homes, theaters and the opera house, but.

An earthquake near Charleston, South Carolina, on Aug leaves more than people dead and hundreds of buildings destroyed. The Charleston Earthquake of Aug - Book.

This report of the Charleston Earthquake of begins with personal accounts of the earthquake by Mr. Carl McKinley, Dr. G.E. Manigault, and Mr. F.R. Fisher. The remainder of the report is more in-depth and scientific, including chapters on epicentral tracts, isoseismals, the speed of.

The Charleston earthquake occurred about p.m. local time August 31 with an estimated moment magnitude of – and a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme).The intraplate earthquake caused 60 deaths and $5–6 million ($ million in ) in damage to 2, buildings in the Southeastern United is one of the most powerful and damaging earthquakes to hit the Areas affected: South Carolina, United States.

The Charleston Earthquake By Fred L. Willard The Charleston Earthquake of was the largest quake to hit the southeastern United States in recorded history. It struck at PM on Au-gand caused severe damage to Charleston, South Carolina.

The quake was felt along the whole East Coast and major structural damage of. Stephen G. Hoffius Rating details 47 ratings 8 reviews On Auga massive earthquake centered near Charleston, South Carolina, sent shock waves as far north as Maine, down into Florida, and west to the Mississippi River.

When the dust settled, residents of the old port city were devastated by the death and destruction/5(8). City of Heroes: The Great Charleston Earthquake ofis a riveting, heavily illustrated non-fiction book filled with gripping, first-hand accounts of the earthquake, drawn directly from newspapers, personal diaries, journals, and letters of the earthquake survivors/5(1).

— On Augat p.m., the largest earthquake ever recorded on the east coast of the United States destroyed homes and other property in Charleston, S.C. The earthquake is blamed in. Charleston was the scene of a strength earthquake on Augthe greatest quake to hit the east coast of the United States in historical times.

More than a hundred buildings and many thousands of chimneys in the city were destroyed. First-hand observations of the Charleston earthquake of Augand other earthquake materials.

Columbia: South Carolina Geological Survey, Division of Research and Statistical Services, South Carolina State Budget and Control Board, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication. Charleston Museum Earthquake Photographs.

This collection contains earthquake photographs held by the Charleston Museum, America’s first museum. Currently the collection features photographs documenting the damage inflicted on Charleston by the earthquake of Aug Charleston Earthquake of Aug Index card: Wrecked brick house on Tradd Street.

"William John McGee of the ical Survey inspecting a fissure near a wrecked brick house on Tradd Street. A cardboard focimeter is propped against the telephone pole, with a map of Charleston nearby" from Susan Millar Williams.

The ”Great Shake” of Augwas one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on the East Coast. Its epicenter was in Summerville, but shocks were felt as far away as Boston. Much of. The powerful earthquake that struck Charleston on the night of 31 August damaged two-thirds of the buildings in the city, resulting in overall damage estimates of around five million dollars.

In response, the City of Charleston promptly established a committee to receive voluntary contributions from around the world and to oversee the. In the late evening of August 31 st,an extreme earthquake struck an epicenter of degrees north, 80 degrees west—not far from downtown Charleston.

Scientists now believe that the earthquake took place on subterranean faults so old they date to the break-up of Pangaea. Charleston Earthquake of Intensity. On AugCharleston and surrounding towns suffered extensive damage from the largest earthquake to ever hit the southeast.

The photographs in this collection show the aftermath of the earthquake shortly after it occurred. George LaGrange Cook, a prominent Charleston photographer created the series “Cook’s Earthquake Views of.

On Augthe largest recorded earthquake in the history of the southeastern United States killed more than people and destroyed hundreds of buildings.

2 days ago  On Tuesday, Aug. 31, — as Walter J. Fraser Jr. describes in “Charleston. Charleston!” — the ground shook, and a great roar echoed across the peninsula shortly after 9.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Souvenir of the great earthquake at Charleston, S. August 31st, Item Preview remove-circle Souvenir of the great earthquake at Charleston, S.

August 31st, by Cook, Geo. (George L. Aug - Earthquake Rattles South Carolina. Monday, August 31stam - Charleston, South Carolina, was destroyed as a deadly earthquake shook. On Augan earthquake reduced much of Charleston to rubble. The tremor’s aftermath was so tumultuous that more than a century later, William Baldwin based an historical novel—’s A Gentleman in Charleston and the Manner of His Death—around its aftershocks, focusing on the killing of News and Courier editor Frank Dawson.On Augthe largest earthquake ever centered in the eastern United States, destroyed much of Charleston, South Carolina.

Tremors were felt as far north as Maine and west of the Mississippi River; it was stronger than the Haiti earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands.Join authors Susan Millar Williams and Stephen Hoffius as they discuss their book Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow.

Click here to purchase the book. Use the code DHBOOKCLUB for free shipping; In an earthquake devastated Charleston as thoroughly as one did San Francisco 20 years later.