Parícutin in 1994.
|Elevation||3,170 metres (10,400 ft)|
|Prominence||424 m (1,391 ft)|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt|
|Age of rock||1943-present|
Parícutin (or Volcán de Parícutin, commonly also accented Paricutín or spelled unaccented as Paricutin) is a cinder cone volcano in the Mexican state of Michoacán, close to a lava-covered village of the same name. In topography a summit is a point on a surface which is higher in Elevation than all points immediately adjacent to Michoacán formally Michoacán de Ocampo (from Nahuatl Michhuacān "place of the fishermen" is one of the 31 constituent states The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Mountains can be characterized in several ways Some mountains are Volcanoes and can be characterized by the type of lava and eruptive history A cinder cone or scoria cone is a steep conical Hill of volcanic fragments that accumulate around and downwind from a Volcanic vent. A volcanic arc is a chain of volcanic islands or Mountains formed by Plate tectonics as an oceanic Tectonic plate subducts under A volcanic belt is a large volcanically active region Other terms are used for smaller areas of activity such as volcanic fields Volcanic belts are found above zones For other topics with the same name see " Sierra Nevada " The geologic time scale is a chronologic schema (or idealized Model) relating Stratigraphy to time that is used by Geologists and other Plate tectonics and hotspots Divergent plate boundaries At the In Climbing, a first ascent (FA is the first modern recorded climb to reach the top of a Mountain, or the first to follow a particular Climbing route A climbing route is a path by which a climber reaches the top of a Mountain, rock or ice wall A cinder cone or scoria cone is a steep conical Hill of volcanic fragments that accumulate around and downwind from a Volcanic vent. Plate tectonics and hotspots Divergent plate boundaries At the The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Michoacán formally Michoacán de Ocampo (from Nahuatl Michhuacān "place of the fishermen" is one of the 31 constituent states Lava is molten rock expelled by a Volcano during an eruption When first expelled from a volcanic vent it is a Liquid at Temperatures It appears on many versions of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Paricutín is part the Michoacán-Guanajuato Volcanic Field, which covers much of west central Mexico.
The volcano began as a fissure in a cornfield owned by Tarascan farmer Dionisio Pulido on February 20, 1943. A fissure vent, also known as a volcanic fissure or simply fissure, is a linear Volcanic vent through which Lava erupts usually without any Events 1472 - Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a Dowry payment Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Pulido, his wife, and their son all witnessed the initial eruption of ash and stones first-hand as they plowed the field. Much of the volcano's growth occurred during its first year, while it was still in the explosive pyroclastic phase. A pyroclastic flow (also known as a pyroclastic density current) is a common and devastating result of some volcanic eruptions. Nearby villages Paricutín (after which the volcano was named) and San Juan Parangaricutiro were both buried in lava and ash; the residents relocated to vacant land nearby. Nuevo San Juan Parangaricutiro, Michoacán, Mexico is a small village near the Parícutin volcano
At the end of this phase, after roughly one year, the volcano had grown 336 meters tall. For the next eight years the volcano would continue erupting, although this was dominated by relatively quiet eruptions of lava that would scorch the surrounding 25 km² of land. The volcano's activity would slowly decline during this period until the last six months of the eruption, during which violent and explosive activity was frequent. In 1952 the eruption ended and Parícutin went quiet, attaining a final height of 424 metres above the cornfield from which it was born. Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The volcano has been quiet since. Like most cinder cones, Parícutin is a monogenetic volcano, which means that it will never erupt again. A cinder cone or scoria cone is a steep conical Hill of volcanic fragments that accumulate around and downwind from a Volcanic vent. A monogenetic volcanic field is a Volcanic field of small scattered volcanic vents
Volcanism is a common part of the Mexican landscape. Parícutin is merely the youngest of more than 1,400 volcanic vents that exist in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt and North America. For other topics with the same name see " Sierra Nevada " The volcano is unique in the fact that its formation was witnessed from its very conception. Three people died as a result of lightning strikes caused by the eruptions, but no deaths were attributed to the lava or asphyxiation. Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of Electricity, which typically occurs during Thunderstorms and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or
Shots of the volcano during its active phase were included in 20th Century Fox's film Captain from Castile, released in 1947. Captain from Castile is a swashbuckling action adventure film released by 20th Century Fox in 1947.
There are actually two different elevations attributed to Parícutin. According to some sources, including the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program and SummitPost. The Smithsonian Institution (smɪθsoʊnɪən is an educational and research institute and associated Museum complex administered and funded by the Government of org, the elevation of the volcano is 3,170 meters (10,397 feet). One web site has this elevation for both Parícutin and nearby El Jorullo, but the actual altitude of El Jorullo is much lower. El Jorullo is a Cinder cone Volcano in Michoacán, central Mexico, on the southwest slope of the central plateau 33 Miles (53 Other sources, including Peakbagger. com and Bartleby.com as well as many maps along with GPS measurements on Google Earth have the elevation of Paricutín at only 2,774 meters (9,101 feet). Bartlebycom is an electronic text archive headquartered in New York and named after Herman Melville 's Bartleby the Scrivener. Basic concept of GPS operation A GPS receiver calculates its position by carefully timing the signals sent by the constellation of GPS Satellites high above the Earth Google Earth is a Virtual globe program that was originally called Earth Viewer and was created by Keyhole Inc, a company acquired by Google in 2004
Cinder cone in 1943
Parícutin from Las Cabañas
San Juan Parangaricutiro Church