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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03753

This sketch by Dr. Atl, the Mexican Renaissance man and noted artist, depicts the early moments of the birth of Parícutin volcano in a cornfield near the village from which the volcano was named.  A Tarascan Indian farmer, Dionisio Pulido, observed the formation of the eruptive vent in his field about 4:30 pm on Feburary 20, 1943.  He saw a fissure cut across the field as he was burning branches and noted that the ground around the vent raised up 2-2.5 m immediately prior to the onset of ash emission.  Sketch by Dr. Atl, 1943 (published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).

This sketch by Dr. Atl, the Mexican Renaissance man and noted artist, depicts the early moments of the birth of Parícutin volcano in a cornfield near the village from which the volcano was named. A Tarascan Indian farmer, Dionisio Pulido, observed the formation of the eruptive vent in his field about 4:30 pm on Feburary 20, 1943. He saw a fissure cut across the field as he was burning branches and noted that the ground around the vent raised up 2-2.5 m immediately prior to the onset of ash emission.

Sketch by Dr. Atl, 1943 (published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).


Michoacán-Guanajuato