Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03761
One of the first photographs taken of the Parícutin eruption shows an ash column rising from the new volcano at 6 pm on February 20, 1943, 1 1/2 hours after the start of the eruption. The photo was taken near Ticuiro, 5 km NNW of the volcano, with the fields of San Juan Parangaricutiro, later overrun by lava flows from Parícutin, in the foreground. Cerro de Canicjuata is the forested older cone at the right.
Photo by Luis Mora-Garcia, 1943 (published in Foshag and González-Reyna, 1956).