Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05804
Parícutin, the volcano that grew in a cornfield in 1943, is a well-known feature of the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field. The huge field contains over 1,400 vents covering a wide area across the Michoacán and Guanajuato states. Scoria cones are the predominant volcanic landform, and lava domes, maars, tuff rings, and lava flows are also present. Parícutin is seen here from the NE with the Nueva Juatita flank vent in the foreground, the main source of lava during the last five years of the eruption.
Photo by Jim Luhr, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Keywords: volcanic field | scoria cone | lava flow | vent