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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03740

Sequential profiles show the progessive growth of Parícutin volcano.  The bulk of the volcano's growth took place during the first year (darker red profiles), after which cone growth slowed for the following two years.  Dashed lines at the left show the cone's profile prior to a major slump of the northern flank on June 9, 1943, produced when part of the cone was carried away by rapid lava effusion from the base of the cone.  The final cross section made in 1974 shows the cone's profile two decades after the end of the eruption. Sketch published in Luhr and Simkin (1993).

Sequential profiles show the progessive growth of Parícutin volcano. The bulk of the volcano's growth took place during the first year (darker red profiles), after which cone growth slowed for the following two years. Dashed lines at the left show the cone's profile prior to a major slump of the northern flank on June 9, 1943, produced when part of the cone was carried away by rapid lava effusion from the base of the cone. The final cross section made in 1974 shows the cone's profile two decades after the end of the eruption.

Sketch published in Luhr and Simkin (1993).


Michoacán-Guanajuato