Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06294
The second of two large deltas formed by the accumulation of pyroclastic-flow deposits is located at the mouth of the White River valley on the southern flank of Soufrière Hills volcano. The pyroclastic flows spilled over a notch on Galway's wall on the southern rim of the summit crater and traveled down the White River, diverging around the flank of the older South Soufriere Hills volcano (right). The accumulated pyroclastic-flow deposits buried Galway's Soufrière, a thermal area on the upper flank, and the evacuated town of O'Garra's on the coast.
Photo by Peter Francis, 1997 (Open University).
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