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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03757

A vertical aerial photo of Parícutin taken on May 26, 1945 shows the cone at the bottom with the partially buried horseshoe-shaped vent Sapichu on its NE flank.  Lava flows, forming the lighter-colored areas in the photo, surround the Quitzocho Ridge in the center of the photo and the older cinder cone of Cerro de Jarátiro at the top.  Ultimately nearly the entire Quitzocho Ridge was buried by lava flows. Aerial photo by Comisión de Estudios del Territorio Nacional (CETENAL), 1:25,000, 1945.

A vertical aerial photo of Parícutin taken on May 26, 1945 shows the cone at the bottom with the partially buried horseshoe-shaped vent Sapichu on its NE flank. Lava flows, forming the lighter-colored areas in the photo, surround the Quitzocho Ridge in the center of the photo and the older cinder cone of Cerro de Jarátiro at the top. Ultimately nearly the entire Quitzocho Ridge was buried by lava flows.

Aerial photo by Comisión de Estudios del Territorio Nacional (CETENAL), 1:25,000, 1945.


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