Photo Information

R?o Paez and town of Irlanda swept by lahar on June 6, 1994
Photograph by T.C. Casadevall on July 4, 1994

The main lahar traveled down the R?o Paez in the foreground (right to left). Buildings on the terrace are remnants of the town of Irlanda. Note the many small landslides on the valley wall, some of which continued as debris flows to join the big flow in R?o Paez. A larger debris flow swept into the river from the side canyon visible in the upper left corner.

 

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