• Short Summary

    TWO JAPANESE SCIENTISTS HAVE JOINED THE TEAM OF EXPERTS IN POZZUOLI, THE VILLAGE IN THE BAY OF NAPLES THREATENED WITH A FURTHERS ERUPTION OF THE ANCIENT VOLCANO VESUVIUS.

  • Description

    TWO JAPANESE SCIENTISTS HAVE JOINED THE TEAM OF EXPERTS IN POZZUOLI, THE VILLAGE IN THE BAY OF NAPLES THREATENED WITH A FURTHERS ERUPTION OF THE ANCIENT VOLCANO VESUVIUS.

    PROFESSOR IZUMI YOKOHAMA AND HIS ASSISTANT, TOMAYASU IROTA, HAVE BROUGHT A SPECIALLY SENSITIVE SEISMOGRAPH FROM JAPAN - A COUNTRY WHERE EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANIC DISTURBANCES ARE PREVALENT.

    THEY WILL USE THE INSTRUMENT TO GAUGE THE STRENGTH AND SIGNIFICANCE OF EARTH MOVEMENTS AT POZZUOLI WHICH HAVE CONVINCED MANY VILLAGERS THAT VESUVIUS IS ABOUT TO ERUPT AGAIN. ABOUT HALF THE TOWN'S 65,000 INHABITANTS HAS ALREADY EVACUATED THE AREA.

    PROFESSORS YOKOHAMA HAS PLANTED HIS SEISMOGRAPH IN AN OLD ROMAN GROTTO TO DETECT ACTIVITY BENEATH THE EARTH'S SURFACE. AT SEA OCEANOGRAPHIC TEST ARE BEING A CARRIED OUT BY FROGMEN, CHECKING CRACKS AND FISSURES ISSUING SULPHURIC GASES FROM THE SEABED. THE JOINT RESULT OF THE TEST BY VARIOUS SCIENTISTS IS HOPED TO BE SOME INDICATION OF HOW SERIOUS THE VOLCANO THREAT IS.

    ONE THEORY ALREADY PUT FORWARD BY SEISMOLOGISTS IS THAT THE BLOCKING OF VESUVIUS BY ITS LAST ERUPTION IN 1944 HAS FORCED UNDERGROUND GAS AND LAVA, WHICH ARE TRYING TO FIND OUTLETS ELSEWHERE.

    MEANWHILE, THE MASS EXODUS FROM POZZUOLI CONTINUES... THE VILLAGERS WON'T REST UNTIL VESUVIUS "CLEARS IT'S THROAT" AND ERUPTS ONCE MORE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3UNZOR4DCFXOXJL7U3TH9C1C
    Media URN:
    VLVA3UNZOR4DCFXOXJL7U3TH9C1C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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