Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07879
Hummocks of the Escuintla debris avalanche deposit, most likely from the Fuego-Acatenango massif, cover the Pacific coastal plain of Guatemala about 30 km from their source. This massive volcanic landslide is the largest known in Guatemala. The avalanche traveled about 50 km from the Fuego-Acatenango massif and covered about 420 km2, with an estimated volume of about 15 km3.
Photo by Bill Rose, 1988 (Michigan Technological University).
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Keywords: debris avalanche deposit | hummock | deposit