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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).
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.