Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07883
Hot pyroclastic flow deposits from the 1974 eruptions fill barrancas on the eastern flanks of Fuego. The deposit was the northeastern-most produced during the eruptions. Large blocks in the foreground were emplaced near the terminus of the deposit. The light-colored pyroclastic deposits extending from the summit are confined within levees with broader surge deposits that overtopped them.
Photo by Greg Hahn, 1974 (courtesy of Bill Rose, Michigan Technological University).
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Keywords: pyroclastic flow | deposit | stratovolcano | pyroclastic density current (PDC) | levee