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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03749

The first lava flow from Parícutin, the Quitzocho flow, moves northward over cornfields prepared for planting.  A dark, ash-rich plume rises from the new cone, which by the time of this photo on February 25, the 5th day of the eruption, was already more than 150 m high.  Steam rises from fumaroles on the advancing lava flow, and the flanks of the cone are obscured by dust and vapor. Photo by Instituto de Geología, 1943 (published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).

The first lava flow from Parícutin, the Quitzocho flow, moves northward over cornfields prepared for planting. A dark, ash-rich plume rises from the new cone, which by the time of this photo on February 25, the 5th day of the eruption, was already more than 150 m high. Steam rises from fumaroles on the advancing lava flow, and the flanks of the cone are obscured by dust and vapor.

Photo by Instituto de Geología, 1943 (published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).


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