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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03768

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

On March 24, 1943, a little more than a month after the start of the eruption, an ash-rich eruption column towers 6 km above Parícutin. The photo was taken from Tititzu, 3 km north, and shows the advancing front of the Mesa del Corral lava flow in the middle ground, with the rim of the cinder cone behind it.

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


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