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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03767

Local Tarascan residents observe Parícutin volcano from Cerro de Equijuata, 2.5 km to the NNE, in March 1944. In this photo taken a little more than a year after the eruption began the Sapichu cone appears at the NE (left-hand) base of Parícutin. The rugged lava flows of June 1943 are visible in the middle of the photo. Heavy ashfall has defoliated trees and a thick ash deposit mantles the landscape. Photo by Arno Brehme, 1944 (U.S. National Archives, published in Foshag and Gonzáles-Reyna, 1956).

Local Tarascan residents observe Parícutin volcano from Cerro de Equijuata, 2.5 km to the NNE, in March 1944. In this photo taken a little more than a year after the eruption began the Sapichu cone appears at the NE (left-hand) base of Parícutin. The rugged lava flows of June 1943 are visible in the middle of the photo. Heavy ashfall has defoliated trees and a thick ash deposit mantles the landscape.

Photo by Arno Brehme, 1944 (U.S. National Archives, published in Foshag and Gonzáles-Reyna, 1956).

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