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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03752

This nighttime time-exposure of México's Parícutin volcano in 1948 shows a Strombolian eruption ejecting incandescent blocks that then rolled down the slopes of the cone. Parícutin is known as the volcano that erupted in a cornfield in 1943. It grew to a height of more than 150 m within the first week of its appearance and remained active until 1952. Photo by Carl Fries, 1948 (U.S. Geological Survey).

This nighttime time-exposure of México's Parícutin volcano in 1948 shows a Strombolian eruption ejecting incandescent blocks that then rolled down the slopes of the cone. Parícutin is known as the volcano that erupted in a cornfield in 1943. It grew to a height of more than 150 m within the first week of its appearance and remained active until 1952.

Photo by Carl Fries, 1948 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: eruption | ballistic ejecta | ballistics | Strombolian | blocks | crater | vent


Michoacán-Guanajuato