Parícutin

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Parícutin
Paricutin.jpg
Parícutin in 1994
Heichest pynt
Elevation2,800 m (9,200 ft) [1]
Prominence208 m (682 ft) [2]
Coordinates19°29′34.8″N 102°15′3.6″W / 19.493000°N 102.251000°W / 19.493000; -102.251000Coordinates: 19°29′34.8″N 102°15′3.6″W / 19.493000°N 102.251000°W / 19.493000; -102.251000
Geografie
LocationUruapan Municipality, Michoacán, Mexico
Geology
Age o rock1941-1952
Muntain teepCinder cone
Volcanic arc/beltTrans-Mexican Volcanic Belt
Last eruption1943 to 1952
Climbing
First ascent1943
Easiest routeHike

Parícutin (or Volcán de Parícutin, an aa accentit Paricutín) is a dormant scoria-cone volcanae locatit in the Mexican state o Michoacán, near the ceety o Uruapan an aboot 322 km wast o Mexico Ceety. The volcanae surged suddenly frae the cornfield o local fermer Dionisio Pulido in 1943, attractin baith popular an scienteefic attention.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Elevaciones principales - Michoacán de Ocampo" (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. 2005. Retrieved 2012-02-04.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)[deid airtin]
  2. SRTM data