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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04205

These angular boulders are part of a debris-avalanche deposit that originated from the south side of Mombacho volcano (seen in the background), most likely in 1570 CE.  The avalanche traveled 13 km from Mombacho, and destroyed a village, killing 400 people. Photo by Jaime Incer, 1972.

These angular boulders are part of a debris-avalanche deposit that originated from the south side of Mombacho volcano (seen in the background), most likely in 1570 CE. The avalanche traveled 13 km from Mombacho, and destroyed a village, killing 400 people.

Photo by Jaime Incer, 1972.


Mombacho