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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10096

The walls of a quarry on the SW flank of Hoya Estrada maar close to the city of Valle de Santiago show a spectacular sequence of deposits from the maar-forming eruptions.  Most of the outcrop consists of gray-colored dominantly planar pyroclastic surge beds. The three prominent light-colored layers are ashfall deposits. The largest ash layer is about 2 m thick just above the middle of the outcrop in this view looking towards the vent. Photo by Jim Luhr, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).

The walls of a quarry on the SW flank of Hoya Estrada maar close to the city of Valle de Santiago show a spectacular sequence of deposits from the maar-forming eruptions. Most of the outcrop consists of gray-colored dominantly planar pyroclastic surge beds. The three prominent light-colored layers are ashfall deposits. The largest ash layer is about 2 m thick just above the middle of the outcrop in this view looking towards the vent.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).

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Keywords: field work | stratigraphy | tephra | deposit | maar | outcrop | exposure | deposit


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