Photo Information

Close view of tree abraded by lahar from Casita Volcano, Nicaragua
Photograph by K.M. Scott on January 24, 1999

The height and impact forces of the lahar are recorded by the abrasion scars on this tree located about 8 km from Casita Volcano. The lahar was about 1 m deep at this distance, which was deep enough to destroy any structure in the area and sweep away animals and people.

The volcano in the distance is Telica (12 km away), which was active in 1999. It is surrounded by smaller inactive volcanoes.

 

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Last modification: 13 November 1999 (SRB)