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Monday, June 13, 2011

Paricutin volcano-an active volcano-Mexico

A cinder cone volcano official height varies reported as 9,101 feet (2,774 meters) or 10,397 feet (3,000 meters).It was last erupted in 1952.
Paricutin is a cinder cone volcano in Michoacan, Mexico. Paricutin was named one of the seven natural wonders as an active volcano and youngest in America and birth witnessed by a huma.
The volcano or particutin has been dormant since the last eruption in 1952. particutin was established as a natural wonder because mankind witnessed its birth.
The volcano or particutn was also fast growing reaching three-fourths of its size within the first year.
The Paricutin eruption took place between February 1943 and February 1952.
The Paricutin volcano grew out of a cornfield.
The worst of Paricutin's volcanic activity, took place in 1943, with its lava rising to about 50 feet below the crater's rim.
The Paricutin volcano now stands at exactly 1,345 feet above the ground and 9,210 feet above sea level.
It hardened lava is covers about 10 square miles, its volcanic sand (unconsolidated fragments of volcanic material) covers about 20 square miles.The type of eruption which happened at Paricutin is called a Strombolian eruption, which means it gushed basaltic lava, and exploded from a single vent. Nearly 1000 people died following one of its last major eruptions in 1949.
is situated about 200 miles west of Mexico City, in the state of Michoacan, Mexico.
Ashes from the volcano fell as far as Mexico City.
The Paricutin is part of the Volcanic Axis, a.k.a., "The Transversal", a 700 mile line of volcanoes that extends across southern Mexico in an east-west direction.
It is the only one of several hundred cones in the area to have erupted in historic times.
The Paricutin is a Monogenetic cone, meaning it stems from a single point of eruption.
The man who first Witnessed the eruption in 1943, was Dominic Pulido, a Tarascan Indian farmer."Flaco" is a fictitious composite character, created to facilitate the telling of the story.
Paricutin is named after a small Tarascan Indian village.

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