Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10095
Geologist Todd Housh observes pyroclastic surge deposits in the wall of an abandoned quarry on the north flank of Hoya Estrada maar, directly west of the town of Valle de Santiago. The exposure shows laminar and dune form-bedded surge deposits at the bottom with laminar ashfall layers at the top. The direction that the pyroclastic surges traveled was from right to left.
Photo by Jim Luhr, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Keywords: field work | stratigraphy | tephra | deposit | volcanologist | maar | outcrop | geology