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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.
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(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
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(pəˌri kʊˈtin)

a volcano in W central Mexico: formed by eruptions 1943–52. 9213 ft. (2808 m).
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Dos meses despues de la erupcion del Paricutin, Roosevelt realizo una breve visita a Mexico en la que se acordo la participacion militar de Mexico en la guerra.
In Mexico, the longest eruption by one such volcano, the Paricutin, in central Michoacan state, lasted nine years from 1943-1952.
MICHOACAN: Paricutin Volcano, near summit Cerro Tancitaro, 3650 m, 13.Vn.1950, W.