Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03749
The first lava flow from Parícutin, the Quitzocho flow, moves northward over cornfields prepared for planting. An ash plume rises from the new cone, which by the time of this photo on 25 February, the 5th day of the eruption, was already more than 150 m high. Gas plumes rise from the advancing lava flow.
Photo by Instituto de Geología, 1943 (published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).
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