Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser
Monday 5th January 1891
Severe Earthquake at San Francisco, Lick Observatory Damaged
A San Francisco telegram from Reuter on Saturday says:- two shocks of earthquake were felt here at noon today. Professor Holden reports from the Lick Observatory that the earthquake was the most severe experienced in northern California since 1868. The ceilings of the observatory were cracked, the plaster falling to the floor. The large equatorial telescope is however believed to be uninjured.