Image Collection | Hazards and Processes | Debris Avalanches / Landslides
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Large sections of volcanic edifices can collapse as landslides that quickly transform into debris avalanches that can rapidly travel up to tens of kilometers away from their source. Debris avalanches are chaotic masses of rock, soil, ice, and what ever debris is entrained into the flow. Their deposits contain numerous small hills, or hummocks, from parts of the volcano that remained in-tact. Associated hazards can sometimes include lateral blasts, pyroclastic flows, ash plumes, and lahars.