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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06258

The jeep in the foreground was overturned by pyroclastic flows on 31 July 1968, during a major explosive eruption of Arenal. The 8-10 people who died on this date were within the devastated zone in the background to recover the bodies of people killed by the powerful 29 July eruptions.  Photo by William Melson, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution).

The jeep in the foreground was overturned by pyroclastic flows on 31 July 1968, during a major explosive eruption of Arenal. The 8-10 people who died on this date were within the devastated zone in the background to recover the bodies of people killed by the powerful 29 July eruptions.

Photo by William Melson, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution).

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Keywords: human impacts | transportation | fatalities | pyroclastic flow | pyroclastic density current | PDC | vegetation | environmental impact | road damage


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