"The severe shock which occurred on the 9th inst., was felt to the north and west of this city as far as Point Arguello, also at Santa Catalina and Santa Rosa islands.
"Mr. Warner arrived here on the 17th inst. from Fort Tejon, via Elizabeth Lake and San Buenaventura, to whom we are indebted for the following interesting account of the effects of the recent earthquake as experienced at the above locality and vicinity. From his statement, the earthquake of the 9th instant, as there experienced, exceeded in intensity and severity that observed in any other locality, so far as heard from. The main disturbing force of the shocks which were so widely felt on the 9th, without doubt, was in the vicinity of the Fort, and extended to an unknown distance in the Desert. The earthquake occurred on Friday morning, the 9th instant, at about the same time that it was felt here. All the houses, with two exceptions, were thrown down or otherwise injured so as to be rendered entirely useless. The shock was preceded with a peculiar rushing or rumbling noise, and for more than a week thereafter noises somewhat resembling distant thunder were heard."