Cincinnati, OH Earthquake, Apr 1893

Ohio Has An Earthquake.

Cincinnati, Ohio, April 12.-A terrific gale swept over this city between 3 and 4 o’clock this morning. The signal station reported the velocity of the wind at seventy-eight miles an hour.

From a dozen different sources come reports of an earthquake having been perceptibly felt during the night. In the big Spencer House building, at Broadway and the public landing, especially on the upper floors, the shock caused great alarm. Many persons were awakened from sound sleep by a distant rumbling noise, like that made by a heavy train of railway cars in motion.

In the Henrietta Building, on West Fourth Street, the inmates greatly alarmed by the rattling of the chandeliers and the flickering of the gas. Two distinct shocks were felt about fifteen minutes apart.

The New York Times, New York, NY 13 Apr 1893