Category: Pyroclastic Flows

Surviving Pyroclastic Flows: Can Those Near a Volcano Evade Eruption?

Understanding Pyroclastic Flow Pyroclastic flows are one of the most dangerous phenomena associated with volcanic eruptions. They are fast-moving, incredibly hot, and carry a mixture of ash, rock, and gases that can reach speeds of up to 450 miles per hour. These flows can travel down the sides of a volcano and spread over a