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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08626

Vegetation was scorched along the margins of a pyroclastic flow that descended the Río Tabacón valley to a point only 400 m from the restaurant of the Tabacón Resort and Spa on 28 August 1993. Pyroclastic flows traveled down four valleys on the W-to-NW flanks on the 28th, and heavy ashfall broke tree limbs and damaged vegetation along a broad swath west of the volcano. Photo by Erick Fernandez, 1993 (OVSICORI-UNA).

Vegetation was scorched along the margins of a pyroclastic flow that descended the Río Tabacón valley to a point only 400 m from the restaurant of the Tabacón Resort and Spa on 28 August 1993. Pyroclastic flows traveled down four valleys on the W-to-NW flanks on the 28th, and heavy ashfall broke tree limbs and damaged vegetation along a broad swath west of the volcano.

Photo by Erick Fernandez, 1993 (OVSICORI-UNA).

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Keywords: vegetation | environmental impact | pyroclastic flow | pyroclastic density current | PDC


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