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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04246

A series of powerful and deadly explosions on 29 July 1968 initiated a new eruptive period at Arenal volcano. This November 1968 photo shows the destruction to vegetation within a  broad, devastated area on the western flank. Ballistic ejecta stripped trees of leaves to distances as far as 5 km west of the summit. Photo by William Melson, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution)

A series of powerful and deadly explosions on 29 July 1968 initiated a new eruptive period at Arenal volcano. This November 1968 photo shows the destruction to vegetation within a broad, devastated area on the western flank. Ballistic ejecta stripped trees of leaves to distances as far as 5 km west of the summit.

Photo by William Melson, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution)

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Keywords: environmental impact | vegetation | deposit | ballistic ejecta | ejecta


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