4 SEPTEMBER 1886, Page 3

But the worst of the earthquakes was that felt in

the United States, and especially in South Carolina and Georgia, on the night of August 31st (Tuesday). Charleston was almost destroyed by it Three-fourths of the city will, it is said, need rebuilding. The people are living in the open air, and the women and children are suffering great privation. At Langley, in South Carolina, the earthquake destroyed a mill-dam, and the flood overwhelmed a train which was jest passing along the railway, the engine being submerged, it is said, to a depth of forty feet, and the engineman and stoker drowned. The earth- quake wave in the United States was, therefore, considerably to the south of that which has just been experienced in the Mediter- ranean; Charleston, which suffered most, lying between the -32nd and 33rd parallels of North Latitude, while Filiatra„ in Messina, lies a little to the north of the 37th parallel. Still, the earthquake wave in the Mediterranean has probably some connection with the earthquake wave in the United States.