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Not necessarily recognized as an earthquake.
Usually only felt on upper floors of tall buildings
Except by a very few under especially favorable conditions
Felt indoors by many, outdoors by few during the day. At night, some awakened. Dishes, windows, doors disturbed; walls make cracking sound. Standing motor cars rocked noticeably.
Well-designed frame structures thrown out of plumb. Damage great in substantial buildings, with partial collapse.Heavy damage to masonry structures and to underground pipes. Large cracks in ground
Little damage in specially built structures. Damage great in poorly built structures. Fall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls. Heavy furniture overturned.
Slight to moderate damage in well built, ordinary structures. Some walls may fall. Can't stand upright. Ornamental masonry falls from buildings -- Waves in ponds and pools.
Perceptible to everyone. May cause public fright. Pictures fall off walls. Masonry cracks, plaster falls.
Felt by nearly everyone; many awakened. Some dishes, windows broken. Unstable objects overturned. Pendulum clocks may stop. Small objects knocked off shelves.
Some well-built wooden structures destroyed. Water splashes over riverbanks.
XI Few, if any (masonry), structures remain standing. Bridges destroyed. XII. Damage total
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