Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03730
Parícutin, the volcano that erupted in cornfield in 1943, is the best-known feature of the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field. The huge field contains over 1,400 vents covering a wide area of Michoacán and Guanajuato states. Scoria cones are the predominant volcanic form, and lava domes, maars, tuff rings, and lava flows are also present. Parícutin is seen here from the NE with Cerro de Tancítaro in the background.
Photo by James Allan, 1985 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Keywords: scoria cone