Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07601
These scoria layers from Santa Ana were transported intact with only slight disruption out to about 30 km from the volcano in the Acajutla debris avalanche. A more than 20-m-thick sequence of inter-bedded tephra layers and thin lava flows within an avalanche hummock is exposed in this quarry in near Highway 2. The red-and-yellow bars on the scale mark 10-cm increments.
Photo by Paul Kimberly, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Keywords: debris avalanche deposit | scoria | tephra | outcrop | stratigraphy | geology