Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04004
The hilly terrain in the foreground is part of a debris avalanche deposit that extends 25 km from the summit of Pacaya to the Pacific coastal plain. Part of the avalanche traveled more than 100 m up the side of the ridge in the background before coming to rest on the valley floor. The avalanche was accompanied by a pyroclastic surge whose deposits overlie the proximal 10 km.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Keywords: debris avalanche deposit