Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03765
Villagers observe an ash plume rising above Parícutin in 1944 beyond the streets of San Juan Parangaricutiro, soon to be overrun by lava flows. In June and July 1944 lava advanced slowly through the town, which was incrementally evacuated as the flow progressed. Many residents, showing their deep attachment to the land, stayed until the lava overran the last segments of their property.
Photo by William Foshag, 1944 (Smithsonian Institution, published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).
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