• Short Summary

    TOKYO AND OTHER PARTS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN JAPAN WERE STRUCK BY EARTH TREMORS EARLY YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    TOKYO AND OTHER PARTS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN JAPAN WERE STRUCK BY EARTH TREMORS EARLY YESTERDAY (MONDAY). ONE OF THE PLACES WHERE CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE WAS CAUSED WAS THE TOWN OF EBINO IN MIYAZAKI PREFECTURE, SOUTH-EAST OF KYUSHU ISLAND.

    NEARLY 700 HOUSES WERE DESTROYED IN EBINO AND HUGE CRACKS APPEARED IN SEVERAL HIGHWAYS, MAKING THEM IMPASSABLE IN SOME CASES.

    VOLUNTEERS WERE PROVIDING FOOD AND BLANKETS FOR THOSE MADE HOMELESS, AND WELFARE SERVICES WERE BRINGING IN PREFABRICATED HOUSES AS TEMPORARY SHELTER FROM THE EXTREME COLD. MANY OF THE HOMELESS WERE LIVING IN TENTS.

    THE KYUSHU ISLANDS ARE FREQUENTLY TROUBLED BY VOLCANIC TREMORS - THE LAST BIG EARTHQUAKE IN THE AREA WAS IN 1961.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7WM6GJHPYHTO7TGZ2X2EH4Y4E
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WM6GJHPYHTO7TGZ2X2EH4Y4E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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