The following report is a continuation of similar records, and brings the list up to the end of the year 1894. It contains accounts of all the shocks observed or felt on Mount Hamilton and all those reported to the Lick Observatory by letter, as well as newspaper reports of earthquakes occurring in the State during that year. Many newspapers have been examined, and this bulletin is largely made up from their reports. Some may have escaped notice.
It has been the object especially to record earthquakes occurring in California, but a number of shocks are here recorded which do not properly belong in a record of California earthquakes, which have been included for fear they may have escaped other compilers. The records of the United States Weather Bureau and of the United States Light-House Board, together with the present list, will afford a fairly complete account of the California earthquakes of 1894.
US Department of the Interior and Perrine, Charles S., "Earthquakes in California in 1894" (1895). Federal Documents. 12.