The Clerkenwell Earthquake
Public Health, Geology, Politics, Government
Links the earthquake to the contact of a lighted cigar with sewer gases. Notes that the explosion forced the removal of the sewer's iron grating which in turn prompted a 'select Committee' of the City of London Commissioners of Sewers to 'sit upon it'. Adds that a member of the Geological Society has examined the 'ruins on a lamp post' on the spot, though his efforts have been frustrated by the gas company.
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