Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03753
This sketch by Mexican artist Dr. Atl depicts the early moments of the Parícutin eruption in a cornfield near the village from which the volcano was named. A Tarascan farmer, Dionisio Pulido, observed the formation of the eruptive vent in his field about 1630 on 20 February 1943 as he was burning branches.
Sketch by Dr. Atl, 1943 (published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).
This image is made available under the Public Domain Dedication CC0 license, but proper attribution is appreciated.
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