Geology for Global Development

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Friday Photo (117) – Volcan Agua, Guatemala

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Volcan Agua, Guatemala

Taken from the side of the Acatenango, another volcano, this image shows the stratovolcano Agua towering over the landscape. Agua was the location of a catastrophic debris flow/lahar in the mid 16th Century, destroying the then capital city of Guatemala.

(Credit: Joel Gill, 2014)

(This image, and others taken in Guatemala, is available for free use (subject to terms and conditions) from the EGU Image Repository)

Friday Photo (114) – Aggregate Mining

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Aggregate Mining in Rio San Francisco (Panajachel, Guatemala)

The Rio San Francisco flows through Panajachel, one of the largest towns around Lake Atitlan, into the lake. In the current dry season, there is very little water, and you can see mining for aggregates occurring.

Credit: Joel Gill (2014)