• Short Summary

    JAPAN WAS ONE OF THE COUNTRIES HIT BY THE GIANT TIDAL WAVES TRIGGERED BY THE CHILEAN EARTHQUAKES WHICH LASHED THE PACIFIC COAST THIS WEEK. (MAY 23 ONWARDS).

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    JAPAN WAS ONE OF THE COUNTRIES HIT BY THE GIANT TIDAL WAVES TRIGGERED BY THE CHILEAN EARTHQUAKES WHICH LASHED THE PACIFIC COAST THIS WEEK. (MAY 23 ONWARDS).

    AT LEAST 1,000 PEOPLE WERE FEARED KILLED IN JAPAN WILL HUNDREDS WERE INJURED AND 149,400 MADE HOMELESS BY THE 33-FT. WAVES CRASHING AGAINST JAPAN'S SEABOARD.

    ACCORDING TO POLICE ESTIMATES 48,000 HOUSES WERE DESTROYED, DAMAGED OR INUNDATED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AS A RESULT OF THE TIDAL WAVES.

    ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FOUR VESSELS WERE SUNK AND 2,400 WASHED AWAY.

    THE DAMAGE WAS ESTIMATED AT MORE THAN GBP10,000,000 (STERLING).

    THE FIRST HIGH WAVE, MINOR IN SCALE, STRUCK KUSHIOR IN HOKKAIDO MONDAY NIGHT. AFTER ABOUT SIX HOURS VARIOUS AREAS ALONG THE PACIFIC COAST BEGAN TO FEEL FULL IMPACT OF THE TIDAL WAVES TRIGGERED OFF BY THE VIOLENT EARTHQUAKES IN CHILE.

    IMMEDIATELY THE WAVES SUBSIDED THE NATION BEGAN THE TASK OF REPAIRING THE DAMAGE TO TOWNS, COMMUNICATIONS, SHIPPING AND HOUSES. THE ARMY WAS PRESSED INTO SERVICE AND THE VARIOUS VOLUNTARY SERVICES HELPED IN THE HOUSING, FEEDING AND CARE OF REFUGEES INCLUDING HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2JXQT24BCBGUDDFFEGN4RGIIN
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JXQT24BCBGUDDFFEGN4RGIIN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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