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Heartbeat Of A Volcano

Heartbeat Of A Volcano

Science and Discovery

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Heartbeat Of A Volcano

This exceptional film was made during the eruption of Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island. Shows stages of volcanic activity and a detailed view of a major
volcanic eruption. Describes techniques used in measuring earthquake
activity. Here are terrific shots of geotometers and seismographs. In making the film, editor Ulf Backstrom held filmmaker Bert Van Bork by the belt while he took precipitous shots hanging over lava vents. Van Bork burned through two pairs of Hush Puppies while filming. Spectacular shots include lava cascades twice as high as Niagara Falls.

Publication date 1970
Topics volcanoes, geology
Publisher Encyclopaedia Britannica


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