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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03751

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

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1982 (Smithsonian Institution).

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Keywords: lava flow | human impact | inundation


Michoacán-Guanajuato