Volcanic Hazards in Central America
The Escuintla and La Democracia debris avalanche deposits, Guatemala: Constraining their sources
Published:January 01, 2006
Craig A. Chesner, Sid P. Halsor, 2006. "The Escuintla and La Democracia debris avalanche deposits, Guatemala: Constraining their sources", Volcanic Hazards in Central America, William I. Rose, Gregg J.S. Bluth, Michael J. Carr, John W. Ewert, Lina C. Patino, James W. Vallance
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The Escuintla and La Democracia debris avalanches are the two largest debris avalanches so far identified in Guatemala, with respective volumes of 9–15 km3 and 2.4–5 km3. Based upon their geographic locations on the Guatemalan coastal plain, both deposits have several possible source volcanoes. The Escuintla debris avalanche could have originated at either the Fuego or Acatenango volcanic complexes, or Agua volcano. Farther to the west, the La Democracia debris avalanche could only have come from the Fuego or Acatenango volcanic complexes. An apparent collapse scar on the east face of the Meseta edifice (the northernmost vent...