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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03726

A roughly 15-second time-exposure at night shows the incandescent trajectories of ejecta from Parícutin on August 1, 1943, during the early stages of the 1943-52 eruption.  Periodic large explosions observed at this time burst huge lava bubbles in the vent, rapidly ejecting large masses of incandescent orange spatter.  Photo by Carl Fries, 1943 (U.S. Geological Survey).

A roughly 15-second time-exposure at night shows the incandescent trajectories of ejecta from Parícutin on August 1, 1943, during the early stages of the 1943-52 eruption. Periodic large explosions observed at this time burst huge lava bubbles in the vent, rapidly ejecting large masses of incandescent orange spatter.

Photo by Carl Fries, 1943 (U.S. Geological Survey).


Michoacán-Guanajuato