Photo Information

Large boulder deposited by the lahar from Casita Volcano, Nicaragua
Photograph by F. Cruz on January 24, 1999

Mud line on the only remaining structure in El Porvenir shows height of the lahar--all other homes were completely destroyed and carried away. At this distance from the volcano, the lahar was nearly 1.5 km wide with an average depth of 3-4 m.

 

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Last modification: 13 November 1999 (SRB)