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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, covered about 18 sq km.  The most striking feature of the Taquí flows was the development of hornitos (rootless vents) formed when clots of molten lava were ejected through overlying solidified crust. Photo by Ken Segerstrom, 1945 (U.S. Geological Survey, published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).

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, covered about 18 sq km. The most striking feature of the Taquí flows was the development of hornitos (rootless vents) formed when clots of molten lava were ejected through overlying solidified crust.

Photo by Ken Segerstrom, 1945 (U.S. Geological Survey, published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).


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