• Short Summary

    AUTHORITIES ARE STILL ESTIMATING THE DAMAGE FROM YESTERDAY'S DISASTROUS SERIES OF EARTHQUAKES IN HOKKAIDO ISLAND AND NORTHERN HONSHU, JAPAN.

  • Description

    1.
    TV HACHINOHE HARBOUR (2 SHOTS)
    0.08

    2.
    TV TRACKING ACROSS GROUNDED SHIPS (3 SHOTS)
    0.22

    3.
    TV AOMORI CITY, FIRES
    0.27

    4.
    LV PAN..ACROSS BRIDGE TO ROCK ON RAILWAY LINE
    0.33

    5.
    MV WORKMEN PAN UP DESTROYED CHIMNEY
    0.38

    6.
    MV DAMAGED PRIMARY SCHOOL
    0.41

    7.
    MV PAN..ACROSS DITTO
    0.48

    8.
    MV BENT STAIRS
    0.51

    9.
    MV BROKEN GLASS IN HALL
    0.53

    10.
    MV PAN ACROSS UNIVERSITY WRECKAGE
    1.00

    11.
    MV SMASHED WINDOWS DITTO
    1.05

    12.
    MV BOOKS
    1.09

    13.
    MV PAN RUBBLE
    1.15

    14.
    MV PEOPLE SIT WITH BLANKETS AND NURSES ATTENDING (2 SHOTS)
    1.23

    15.
    MV FIREMEN CLEAR STREETS (2 SHOTS)
    1.29

    16.
    TV PEOPLE SALVAGE POSSESSIONS
    1.34

    17.
    MV WATER AND RUBBLE IN STREET
    1.42

    18.
    LV HOUSE ON FIRE
    1.44

    19.
    MV TRACK THROUGH PEOPLE COLLECTING POSSESSIONS
    1.53



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AUTHORITIES ARE STILL ESTIMATING THE DAMAGE FROM YESTERDAY'S DISASTROUS SERIES OF EARTHQUAKES IN HOKKAIDO ISLAND AND NORTHERN HONSHU, JAPAN. SOME 41 PEOPLE ARE KNOWN TO B DEAD, AND AT LEAST 250 HAVE BEEN INJURED. THE MAIN QUAKE TOPPLED HOUSES AND BUILDINGS, RIPPED HUGE GAPS IN ROADS AND RAILWAYS AND TRIGGERED OFF TIDAL WAVES.

    A MAJOR TREMOR LATE LAST NIGHT ONCE AGAIN SENT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE SCURRYING FROM THEIR HOMES TO SLEEP IN THE OPEN. IN ALL SOME 80 LESSER SHOCKS FOLLOWED THE FIRST MAJOR QUAKE WITHIN 24 HOURS, AND JAPANESE EXPERTS PREDICTED THESE WOULD CONTINUE FOR SOME TIME.

    THE QUAKE OUT COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN TOKYO AND THE NORTH, AND PRELIMINARY REPORTS OF DAMAGE WERE SLOW TO TRICKLE IN. AT LEAST 1150 HOUSES AND BUILDINGS ARE KNOWN TO BE DESTROYED OR DAMAGED.

    NEARLY 4,000 POLICE AND SEVERAL THOUSAND RESCUE WORKERS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED IN HOKKAIDO AND THE FOUR NORTHERN-MOST PREFECTURES OF JAPAN.

    TIDAL WAVES SWEEPING THE COAST YESTERDAY DID LESS DAMAGE THAN THEY MIGHT HAVE, SINCE THEY CAME AT LOW TIDE. BUT THE MARITIME SAFETY AGENCY SAID 60 BOATS -- MOSTLY SMALL FISHING CRAFT -- WERE DAMAGED. AN INDIAN FREIGHTER WAS GROUNDED OFF HACHINOHE, NORTHERN HONSHU, BUT SUFFERED NO MAJOR DAMAGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABYQ6RRQINFUXN22QQ3AV1OQDW
    Media URN:
    VLVABYQ6RRQINFUXN22QQ3AV1OQDW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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