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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03751

The steeple of the church of San Juan Parangaricutiro projects above surrounding lava fields in the center of the photo as seen from a viewpoint NE of the church.  The still-unfinished church was overrun by lava in July 1944, a month after flows began advancing into the town.  The unvegetated, steeper-sided viscous lava flows in the background were erupted later during 1944-46.   Photo by Jim Luhr, 1982 (Smithsonian Institution).

The steeple of the church of San Juan Parangaricutiro projects above surrounding lava fields in the center of the photo as seen from a viewpoint NE of the church. The still-unfinished church was overrun by lava in July 1944, a month after flows began advancing into the town. The unvegetated, steeper-sided viscous lava flows in the background were erupted later during 1944-46.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1982 (Smithsonian Institution).


Michoacán-Guanajuato