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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04281

Officials bring supplies to residents evacuated as a result of the 1968 Arenal eruption. The village of Tabacón was nearly destroyed by ballistic ejecta produced by the powerful explosions at the onset of the eruption on 29 July. The town of Pueblo Nuevo was then established west of the area devastated by the explosions.  Photo by Tom Simkin, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution).

Officials bring supplies to residents evacuated as a result of the 1968 Arenal eruption. The village of Tabacón was nearly destroyed by ballistic ejecta produced by the powerful explosions at the onset of the eruption on 29 July. The town of Pueblo Nuevo was then established west of the area devastated by the explosions.

Photo by Tom Simkin, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: evacuation | human impacts


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