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A large 4 x 7 x 35 m block from a lava flow was transported about 900 m within a pyroclastic flow down the NE flank of Arenal on 5 September 2003. The flows were produced by lava flow fronts collapsing, descending to about 800 m elevation. Geologist Erick Fernandez from OVSICORI-UNA measures the dimensions of the block.  Photo by Eliecer Duarte, 2003 (OVSICORI-UNA).

A large 4 x 7 x 35 m block from a lava flow was transported about 900 m within a pyroclastic flow down the NE flank of Arenal on 5 September 2003. The flows were produced by lava flow fronts collapsing, descending to about 800 m elevation. Geologist Erick Fernandez from OVSICORI-UNA measures the dimensions of the block.

Photo by Eliecer Duarte, 2003 (OVSICORI-UNA).

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Keywords: deposit | pyroclastic flow | pyroclastic density current | PDC | blocks | vegetation | environmental impact | volcanologist | field work


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