• Short Summary

    THE MAYON VOLCANO IN THE PHILIPPINES IS COVERING VAST SURROUNDING AREAS WITH A THICK BLANKET OF VOLCANIC DUST AFTER A WEEK OF VIOLENT ERUPTIONS.

  • Description

    THE MAYON VOLCANO IN THE PHILIPPINES IS COVERING VAST SURROUNDING AREAS WITH A THICK BLANKET OF VOLCANIC DUST AFTER A WEEK OF VIOLENT ERUPTIONS. THE 8-THOUSAND FOOT HIGH (2,400 METRES) VOLCANO IS ABOUT 200 MILES (320 KMS) SOUTH EAST OF MANILA.

    LAVA AND SMOKE IS CONTINUING TO POUR OUT OF THE CRATER. THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 50 SEPARATE ERUPTIONS IN THE PAST WEEK. DESPITE THE DANGER, MANY PEOPLE LIVING IN THE AREA HAVE REFUSED TO EVACUATE THEIR HOMES. THE AUTHORITIES REPORT THAT ONLY 20-THOUSAND OF THE 33-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THE AREA HAVE MOVED TO SAFETY. IN 1814, THE VOLCANO BURIED A WHOLE TOWN KILLING 1,200 PEOPLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACDYMKGVDYJ9VSOYK3RXD11PFD
    Media URN:
    VLVACDYMKGVDYJ9VSOYK3RXD11PFD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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