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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07346

A strombolian eruption lights the nighttime sky at Parícutin.  The time-exposure photo tracks the trajectory of incandescent bombs, which also dot the flanks of the cone.  For many years Parícutin provided a colorful display that was the object of both camera lenses and paint brushes. Photo by Carl Fries, 1945 (U.S. Geological Survey, published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).

A strombolian eruption lights the nighttime sky at Parícutin. The time-exposure photo tracks the trajectory of incandescent bombs, which also dot the flanks of the cone. For many years Parícutin provided a colorful display that was the object of both camera lenses and paint brushes.

Photo by Carl Fries, 1945 (U.S. Geological Survey, published in Luhr and Simkin, 1993).


Michoacán-Guanajuato