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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03725

An ash column rising above Parícutin is seen on June 9, 1943 from the Uruapan highway east of the volcano.  Prevailing winds distribute the ash plume to the south.  Others of the more than 1000 cinder cones of the massive Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field appear on the horizon.  Photo by William Foshag, 1943 (Smithsonian Institution).

An ash column rising above Parícutin is seen on June 9, 1943 from the Uruapan highway east of the volcano. Prevailing winds distribute the ash plume to the south. Others of the more than 1000 cinder cones of the massive Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field appear on the horizon.

Photo by William Foshag, 1943 (Smithsonian Institution).


Michoacán-Guanajuato