Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03744
An incandescent lava flow travels down a channel within solidified lava near the SW-flank vents of Parícutin in 1945. Lava flows at this time traveled NW over the site of the village of Parícutin. The Taquí lava flows erupted during 1944-45 and covered about 18 km2. The most striking feature of the Taquí flows was the development of hornitos (rootless vents) when molten lava was ejected through overlying solidified crust.
Photo by Ken Segerstrom, 1945 (U.S. Geological Survey, published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).
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