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AZORES: AZORES EARTHQUAKE - DAMAGE AND HOMELESS


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IN THE CENTRAL AZORES, ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE WAS FELT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN SAO JORGE ISLAND. THE ISLAND HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING A SERIES OF SHOCKS SINCE THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH CAUSED BY AN UNDERWRITER VOLCANO.
AT THE SAME TIME, THERE HAVE BEEN STORMS OVER THE ISLANDS SOAKING THE THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS VILLAGERS WHO ARE CAMPED OUT.
MANY OTHER REFUGEES HAVE BEEN EVACUATED BY SHIP TO NEIGHBOURING ISLANDS DESPITE THE HEAVY SEAS RUNNING. OVER 1000 REFUGEES HAVE BEEN GOT OUT TO SAFETY THIS WAY.
THE MAIN VILLAGE OF VELAS ON SAN JORGE ISLAND HAS BEEN ALMOST DESTROYED BY THE TREMORS. AND OTHER ISLANDS HAVE FELT THE TREMORS THOUGH TO A LESSER EXTENT.
NO FISSURES HAVE BEEN FOUND ON THE ISLAND SO FAR, BUT ADDING TO THE DISCOMFORT OF THE REFUGEES HAS BEEN THE STRONG SMELL OF SULPHUR FUMES COMING FROM THE VOLCANO UNDER THE SEA.
THERE HAVE BEEN NO REPORTS OF CASUALTIES.

Reference 1869/64
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Issue
Can 3694
Source Source to be verified
Restrictions Restrictions on certain uses may apply, and may vary from those listed.
Time code
Date original RECENT (RECD 25 FEB 1964)
Duration 1.46
Technical 35MM/POS. 16MM/NEG.
Subset Reuters TV - RTV Post 1957
Location AZORES
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Colourbw B/W

1. LV ISLAND. 0.03
2. SV VARIOUS SHOTS OF DEVASTATED VILLAGE. (8 SHOTS) 0.46
3. SV REFUGEES WALK UP ROAD (2 SHOTS). 0.53
4. SV CATTLE DRIVEN OUT OF VILLAGE. 0.57
5. SV PEOPLE ON TO TRUCK. 1.02
6. LV TENTS. 1.06
7. SV PEOPLE IN TENTS. 1.17
8. SV PEOPLE IN HOSPITAL. 1.19
9. SV NUN HANDS OUT FOOD IN HOSPITAL. 1.24
10. SV PEOPLE RECEIVE FOOD. 1.40
11. LV VILLAGE. 1.46

InitialsJRG/G/WH/LW
EDITORS SEE ALSO 1758/64 AZORES EVACUATION 22/2/64
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