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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03768

An ash plume towers 6 km above Parícutin on 24 March 1943, a little more than a month after the start of the eruption. The photo was taken from 3 km N in Tititzu and shows the advancing front of the Mesa del Corral lava flow in the middle ground, with the rim of the scoria cone behind it. Photo by William Foshag, 1943 (Smithsonian Institution, published in Foshag and Gonzáles-Reyna, 1956).

An ash plume towers 6 km above Parícutin on 24 March 1943, a little more than a month after the start of the eruption. The photo was taken from 3 km N in Tititzu and shows the advancing front of the Mesa del Corral lava flow in the middle ground, with the rim of the scoria cone behind it.

Photo by William Foshag, 1943 (Smithsonian Institution, published in Foshag and Gonzáles-Reyna, 1956).

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