Flashcards in Mass Movement: Case Study Deck (8):
Volcano in Nevado Del Ruiz in the Andes
23,000 people killed
85% of the town washed away
How did it occur?
Hot ash and rock melted snow and ice
What did it cause?
Lahars- 40cm deep that went 50km per hour
How long was the volcano dormant for?
Where did it hit?
Hit the town of Armero
13th November 1985