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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03747

An ash plume at Parícutin in 1944 is photographed from the first observatory cabin 1.5 km north, with local resident Celedonio Gutierrez in the foreground. Gutierrez was born in the nearby town of San Juan Parangaricutiro, which was inundated by lava flows, and 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 plume at Parícutin in 1944 is photographed from the first observatory cabin 1.5 km north, with local resident Celedonio Gutierrez in the foreground. Gutierrez was born in the nearby town of San Juan Parangaricutiro, which was inundated by lava flows, and 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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Keywords: ash | ash plume | eruption | explosive eruption | scoria cone | emissions | human impact | tephra | deposit | environmental impact


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