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A lahar from Villarrica volcano in the Chilean lake district sweeps down the Correntoso river into Lake Villarrica in December 1984.  The lahar flattened a small wooden bridge and affected houses on the banks of the river.  The mudflow originated when the rate of effusion of a lava flow moving down the glacier-covered flanks of the volcano increased during the afternoon of December 6.  By the following day stream flow had returned to normal. Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1984.

A lahar from Villarrica volcano in the Chilean lake district sweeps down the Correntoso river into Lake Villarrica in December 1984. The lahar flattened a small wooden bridge and affected houses on the banks of the river. The mudflow originated when the rate of effusion of a lava flow moving down the glacier-covered flanks of the volcano increased during the afternoon of December 6. By the following day stream flow had returned to normal.

Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1984.


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