Parícutin's cyclic activity

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union



Parícutin's volcanic activity during its first year of life included a number of periods characterized by flowing lava. The length of time of individual periods ranged from a few days up to more than a month, and were separated by intervals during which little or no lava flowed at the surface. A cyclic activity is therefore obvious, and a more or less permanent record remains in the form of the lava‐flows. The complete cycle, however, is believed to consist essentially of four stages: (1) Flowing lava; (2) maximum gas activity from the central crater (without flow); (3) the rise of lava in the vent; (4) breaching of the cone in preparation for renewed flow.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Parícutin's cyclic activity
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/TR025i004p00621
Volume 25
Issue 4
Year Published 1944
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Description 8 p.
First page 621
Last page 628
Country Mexico
State Michoacan
Other Geospatial Parícutin volcano
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