Recent Examples of lahar from the Web
The ski field runs two lahar exercises every year: one planned and one blind.
The rush of debris, known as a lahar, roars down the slope at 120 miles per hour like a runaway freight train.
All the infrastructure runs along ridge lines, reducing its vulnerability to lahars.
In 1991, Typhoon Yunya hit Mount Pinatubo on the Philippines island of Luzon and triggered lahars that, according to Masters, killed as many as 300 people.
The lahars easily inflicted more damage than the eruption.
Not surprisingly, most of the damage around the volcano has been done by flooding and/or lahars, thanks to the ash and debris-choked rivers like Rio Blanco.
Volcanic mudflows, or lahars, are also another serious hazard.
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Origin and Etymology of lahar
First Known Use: 1929See Words from the same year
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