Paricutin Volcano, Mexico

On February 20, 1943, a crack began in Dionisio Pulido’s cornfield. The trees shivered and the Earth got swollen. The exterior of the earth lifted itself to a height of approximately150 feet. Vestiges, very fine dust particles and gray smoke started rising from the pointed creation. The earth perpetually whistled a noisy murmur as though it was crying in pain. The stink of sulfur was hanging deep in the air. That very night the lava made a bombarded attack on the cornfields, giving beginning to the stunning Paricutin Volcano.

The volcano gets its well-known name from the community of Paricutin, which presently is buried beneath its lava. The complete village was transfered to an unoccupied area close by. Shockingly, only three casualties have been recorded in the complete history of volcanic outbreak of the Paricutin. Most important volcanic movement of the Paricutin was observed till 1952. At present, the volcanic mountain rests at a elevation of nearly 424 meters . The ashes cone has been calm since that time.

In the initial eight years, the outbreaks were smooth and the lava would cover up merely about a 25 km open area of land. On the other hand, the most recent eruption, which took place in 1952, is recognized to have been the most cruel and explosive one. Even though the Mexican land is well-known for its volcanic activity, the entrance of this new volcano flabbergasted the scientists.

However; it is Paricutin which has given volcanologists and scientists an oppurtunity to learn the birth, life and passing away of a volcano. The death of a volcano involves its extermination and thus also the conclusion of its eruptions.

The Brutal volcano killed nearly 4,000 ranch animals and about 500 horses died of inhaling volcanic ashes. Many cane-boring worms were swept out and this damaged cane plantations. Along with this, humans too underwent breathing problems. When the rains drained away the mountain full of ashes, the ash damaged the dams and silted the agricultural fields. The agricultural land close to the volcano developed into an infertile land, as it had a good content of ash. When the volcanic action stopped, the plant and animal life was reasonably reinstated.

The Mount Paricutin, to be found in Michoacan, Mexico, has developed into a visitors attraction. The spectacular countryside has enthralled many souls. The zigzag ways, glitzy black soil, quiet ambiance and inspiring views makes any nature devotee fall in love with the destination

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