• Short Summary

    Mount Asama, 86 miles north-west of Tokyo, Japan, experienced its biggest eruption for 29 years, November 10, and announced the fact with 24,000-feet high column of smoke, ash and molten rock.

  • Description

    Mount Asama, 86 miles north-west of Tokyo, Japan, experienced its biggest eruption for 29 years, November 10, and announced the fact with 24,000-feet high column of smoke, ash and molten rock.

    Ash fell as far away as Tokyo, where the explosion had been heard.

    Despite the violence of the eruption casualties were small. Only three people, two of them women, were slightly injured by flying glass. The windows of 2,000 homes in the area were blown out.

    A forest fire caused by burning lava was soon put out.

    Tourists had been warned since last July to keep away from the volcano.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6WPQZ88IK42YUPTKS75CDG4S7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6WPQZ88IK42YUPTKS75CDG4S7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment