• Short Summary

    In the Soviet Union, a second tremor has struck an area in the Caucasian republic of Georgia, only two weeks after a strong earthquake caused extensive damage there.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXTERIOR: snow covered field in Georgia, ZOOM INTO damaged farmhouse.
    0.08

    2.
    SV PAN: damage to two farm buildings.
    0.14

    3.
    SV: washing on line, PAN TO damaged front of house. (2 shots)
    0.30

    4.
    SV PAN FROM INTERIOR: of wrecked building over snow covered landscape.
    0.43

    5.
    CU PULL BACK TO GV: tent being used as temporary accommodation.
    0.54

    6.
    SV, GV: men unloading supplies from truck. (2 shots)
    1.02

    7.
    SV: pre-fabricated house arriving on back of truck.
    1.15



    Initials RH/2238



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the Soviet Union, a second tremor has struck an area in the Caucasian republic of Georgia, only two weeks after a strong earthquake caused extensive damage there. The latest tremor, however, was much milder, measuring 4.5 points on the 12 point Soviet scale.

    SYNOPSIS: The first earthquake to hit Eastern Georgia measured between six and seven points on the Soviet scale.... enough to cause damage to more than seven thousand buildings and destroy 400 homes. Most were in the Dmanissi region.

    Heavy snow in the area at the time made conditions doubly uncomfortable for the many families who lost the walls of their houses. The weather was relatively cold for Georgia, quite unusual for these parts.

    As well as farmhouses and barns, a number of public buildings were destroyed in the quake. They included four schools and a hospital which, according to official reports, were completely flattened.

    With so many dwellings destroyed many people found shelter in temporary accommodation erected by relief workers who were on the scene shortly after the earthquake.

    The relief team also distributed food, medicine and blankets to the homeless. Dozens of trucks were involved in the work.

    Trucks were also used to bring in pre-fabricated houses and building materials. Over the coming months the area will be reconstructed under the supervision of a special Government commission.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7X09FV60CQUV2C2WNPD8AVJN4
    Media URN:
    VLVA7X09FV60CQUV2C2WNPD8AVJN4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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