• Short Summary

    A RAGING TWO-DAY ERUPTION OF KILAUEA VOLCANO CAUSED EVACUATION OF THREE VILLAGES ON HAWAII ISLAND, BIGGEST OF THE HAWAII GROUP, SEPTEMBER 23.

  • Description

    A RAGING TWO-DAY ERUPTION OF KILAUEA VOLCANO CAUSED EVACUATION OF THREE VILLAGES ON HAWAII ISLAND, BIGGEST OF THE HAWAII GROUP, SEPTEMBER 23. NO LAVA REACHED THE VILLAGES, BUT CIVIL DEFENCE OFFICIALS WARNED THE 300 INHABITANTS OF THE VILLAGES - KAUELEAU, OPIHIKAO AND KALAPANA - NOT TO RETURN HOME IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE RENEWED ERUPTION. MANY OF THE EVACUEES FOUND SHELTER IN THE TOWNSHIP OF HILO, 25 MILES TO THE NORTH.

    THE ERUPTION BROKE OUT SEPTEMBER 22, HURLING MOLTEN LAVA UP TO 300 FEET HIGH. LAVA POURED DOWN A FLANK OF THE VOLCANO FOR ABOUT 200 YARDS BEFORE DISAPPEARING INTO A GIANT CREVICE. SMOKE AND STEAM FROM THE CRATER AND FROM BURNING BUSH FOLIAGE CLOUDED THE SKY FOR MANY HOURS.

    THIS WAS THE THIRD MAJOR VOLCANIC OUTBURST IN THE AREA SINCE 1955. IN JANUARY, 1960, A VILLAGE ON THE ISLAND WAS WIPED OUT BY LAVA AND MANY NEARBY BUILDINGS DESTROYED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA91JNE5WZQ7TE7GK3D2J138E79
    Media URN:
    VLVA91JNE5WZQ7TE7GK3D2J138E79
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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