Parícutin Volcano: To the Other Side

  • Irasema Alcántara-Ayala


Landscapes are wonders of the Earth, and undoubtedly, due to its magnificence and extraordinary story, Parícutin volcano has called the attention of the whole world. The birth of Parícutin in 1943 on a Mexican cornfield has been recognized as one of the most remarkable examples for the understanding of volcanic landforms in terms of genesis, dynamic processes, and evolution in recent times. Therefore, besides the historical account of the series of events associated with the activity of Parícutin and a general view of its societal impact, the chapter reviews the geomorphological evolution of the volcanic cone and associated landforms.


Cinder cone landform evolution lava flows Mexico Parícutin volcano 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irasema Alcántara-Ayala
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  1. 1.National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)Mexico CityUSA

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