National Geographic : 1923 Oct
442 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph from Dr. T. A . Jaggar, Jr. EARTHQUAKE CRACK IN A DIKE OF MADE LAND ON THE KAGOSHIMA PLAIN A photographic record of the awesome "yawning" of the earth during the quake which followed the great eruption of the Sakurajima Volcano (see illustration, page 433). Dr. T . A. Jaggar, Jr., the volcanologist and authority on earthquakes, has furnished THE GEOGRAPHIC with a vivid translation of a Japanese account of "The Burning of Sakurajima in the eighth year of Anyei Era" (A. D. 1779), in which the ancient chronicler says: "Ordinary earthquakes feel like a boat rocked by the waves, but these were different-even as a horse, after a scrubbing, shakes his mane. The noises were as of the cry of some mountain birds. The doors and paper screens rattled like hail upon the roof."