Fun Fact 2 The Parícutin is a cinder cone volcano which means it is a
steep conical hill of volcanic debris.
Fun Fact 3: The Parícutin Volcano is very special because humans have
witnessed its activity from start to finish - when the volcano first
emerged to its extinction.
Fun Fact 4: The Parícutin Volcano is part of the Ring of Fire. The Ring
of Fire can be described as an area of earthquake and high volcanic
activity which occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.
Fun Fact 5: The deep sound of earthquakes could be heard for
approximately three weeks leading up to the eruption of the Parícutin
Volcano in 1943.
Fun Fact 6: The Parícutin Volcano developed very quickly. It began as a
small eruption of ash and stones, and quickly developed into an eruption
the size of five stories in just one week.
Fun Fact 7: Within a year, the Parícutin Volcano had grown so much it
reached around 336 meters, so much so that the surrounding areas became
covered by its lava and people had to relocate their homes to different
areas, further away from the eruption.
Fun Fact 8: The Parícutin Volcano continued to erupt for approximately
eight years. During this time, its lava managed to cover areas within
9.7 square miles.
Fun Fact 9: The eruptions eventually came to an end in 1952 and the
Paricutin volcano has remained silent ever since.
Fun Fact 10: This type of volcano is known as a cinder cone or
monogenetic volcano. Typically, these types of volcanoes never reoccur
again after their final eruptions.
Fun Fact 11: The final height achieved by the Parícutin Volcano was
approximately 424 meters.
Fun Fact 12: The Parícutin Volcano began as a small eruption in a
cornfield. The first people to witness its eruptions were Dionisio
Pulido and his wife in February 1943.
Fun Fact 13: The Parícutin Volcano produced some violent eruptions,
particularly during its final six months of activity.
Fun Fact 14: Volcanic activity is very common in Mexico, more than 1400
vents exist in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. This particular one is
currently the youngest.
Fun Fact 15: The name of the Parícutin Volcano derived from the village
of Parícutin where it is located.