Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03775
Jorullo, a predecessor to Parícutin, was the first cinder cone of the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field to be formed in historical time. The eruption began on September 29, 1759. Pyroclastic flows and mudflows in the first days caused much damage to neighboring haciendas. The first incandescent bombs were observed on October 8, and after October 14 the eruption was dominantly magmatic. By November 13 the cone had reached 250 m height. Major eruptions continued until 1764, and lesser eruptions were reported until 1774.
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