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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03754

On 7 July 1944 a lava flow (left) approaches the church of San Juan Parangaricutiro. Residents had already evacuated the town when lava first entered the town on 17 June. By the time the flow stopped in early August the church was entirely surrounded by lava. Photo by William Foshag, 1943 (Smithsonian Institution, published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).

On 7 July 1944 a lava flow (left) approaches the church of San Juan Parangaricutiro. Residents had already evacuated the town when lava first entered the town on 17 June. By the time the flow stopped in early August the church was entirely surrounded by lava.

Photo by William Foshag, 1943 (Smithsonian Institution, published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).

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Keywords: lava flow | human impact | inundation | eruption | ‘a’a


Michoacán-Guanajuato