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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03746

An ash plume rises from Parícutin in October 1944. The photo was taken from the north at the outskirts of the town of San Juan Parangaricutiro. Lava flows in the foreground had already buried the town; the church tower seen in many other photos of the Parícutin eruption is hidden behind the small tree to the right. Photo by Carl Fries, 1945 (U.S. Geological Survey, published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).

An ash plume rises from Parícutin in October 1944. The photo was taken from the north at the outskirts of the town of San Juan Parangaricutiro. Lava flows in the foreground had already buried the town; the church tower seen in many other photos of the Parícutin eruption is hidden behind the small tree to the right.

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

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