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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03747

An ash-rich eruption column in 1944 is photographed from the first observatory cabin 1.5 km north of Parícutin, with local eruption enthusiast Celedonio Gutierrez in the foreground.  Gutierrez, born in the nearby town of San Juan Parangaricutiro, which at about this time had been overrun by lava flows, became actively involved in collaborations with U.S. scientists throughout the eruption.  Photo by Ken Segerstrom, 1944 (U.S. Geological Survey, published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).

An ash-rich eruption column in 1944 is photographed from the first observatory cabin 1.5 km north of Parícutin, with local eruption enthusiast Celedonio Gutierrez in the foreground. Gutierrez, born in the nearby town of San Juan Parangaricutiro, which at about this time had been overrun by lava flows, became actively involved in collaborations with U.S. scientists throughout the eruption.

Photo by Ken Segerstrom, 1944 (U.S. Geological Survey, published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).


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