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A volcano, 3,170 m (10,400 ft) high, of west-central Mexico west of Mexico City. It erupted from a cornfield in February 1943 and grew more than 460 m (1,500 ft) in that year alone.


(Spanish parikuˈtin)
(Placename) a volcano in W central Mexico, in Michoacán state, formed in 1943 after a week of earth tremors; grew to a height of 2500 m (8200 ft) in a year and buried the village of Paricutín


(pəˌri kʊˈtin)

a volcano in W central Mexico: formed by eruptions 1943–52. 9213 ft. (2808 m).
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The rise of Paricutin volcano marked the first time in history they were able to observe the complete life cycle of a volcano, from birth to extinction (1942-1952).
Blair was decommissioned in July of that year, and ENS Gibfried reported as supply officer, USS Paricutin (AE 18).
In the summer of 1945, his father accompanied a 1945 scientific expedition to photograph the interior of Mexico's erupting Paricutin volcano.
The eruption of Paricutin Volcano in Michoacan, Mexico, during 1943-1952, was a major disturbance to surrounding vegetation whose effects ranged from complete elimination of vegetation in areas covered by the cone and lava flows to varying levels of disturbance from deposition of volcanic ash.
Smoke pours from the recently formed Paricutin volcano in Mexico.
They discovered a series of vivid cliff paintings in the shadow of the Paricutin volcano and encouraged the scientific community to come and study them.
Vesuvius is still there and so are most of the world's best-known volcanoes, such as Etna, Rainier, Kilauea, Paricutin, and Fujiyama.
NAME/ SIZE LAST ERUPTION LOCATION Paricutin, 424 meters In 1943, a Mexican farmer discovered Mexico (1,391 feet) steam rising from his cornfield.
The states offered discounted or free space at their booths to community-run projects, such as the Museos Comunitarios de Oaxaca or the Nuevo San Juan Parangaricutiro campground near Michoacan's Paricutin Volcano.
Less well known is Paricutin, a volcano that grew out of a cornfield in Mexico almost overnight in 1943 and erupted for nine years.
By the end of the eruption, nine years later, a new 503-meter (1,650-foot) volcano -- Paricutin -- stood over the area.
It did not take long for the world to learn about the new volcano of Paricutin, a Tarascan word meaning "the other side of the ravine," named for a nearby village.