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.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Parícutin's cyclic activity|
|Series title||Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union|
|Publisher||American Geophysical Union|
|Other Geospatial||Parícutin volcano|
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