Tagged: pyroclastic flows

Fuego volcano: the deadly pyroclastic flows that have killed dozens in Guatemala - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 05, 2018

Dave McGarvie, The Open University and Rebecca Williams, University of Hull Dozens of people have been killed, and with many more missing, after Volcán de Fuego (Fuego) in Guatemala erupted on June 3 2018. In recent years, Fuego has regularly ejected small gas and ash eruptions, which hold little risk to surrounding populations. But Fuego also … Read More

Peeking inside a volcanic avalanche - News

John Kerr Sep 06, 2016

New research has offered a glimpse into the inner workings of one of the most dangerous results of volcanic eruptions – pyroclastic flows. “They are basically mixtures of hot volcanic particles and gas that race down the flank of a volcano to destroy everything its path,” says Dr Gert Lube from Massey University, describing these volcanic juggernauts. He and his … Read More