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Paricutin Volcano

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Lauren Payne

on 14 November 2012

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By Lauren payne and Jason Meade Paricutin Volcano Paricutin erupted on February 20, 1943. A fissure opened on the lands of Rancho Tepacua. At 10:00 AM, subterranean noises were heard. At 4:00 PM, thunderous noises were heard from the opening of the 1st fissure. The eruption continued in different forms and sizes until 1952. The worst of the activity happened in 1943. This volcano erupted for 9 years. The location of the event Paricutin happened near the destroyed town of Paricutin in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. This is located in the heart of the Trans-Mexican Volcano Belt. The Trans-Mexican Volcano Belt runs about 900KM east to west across central-southern Mexico. The Sierra Nevada mountain range is also included in this. Magnitude Paricutin started out as a small crack in the ground,
in a cornfield. Soon, the entire cornfield was covered
in lava. The cone on the volcano grew larger everyday.
By its 1st year of existence, it grew to about 1100FT,
about 3 quarters of its final height. The final height
of the volcano became to 1391FT, and 9210FT above
sea level. Economics Impact Environmental Impact Geologic Area Geologic Impact Paricutin Event 1943-1952 Paricutin was a volcanic eruption caused by a cinder cone volcano Location Date Type of Event The cultural history of Paricutin is a lot
different from cultures in America. In Paricutin, there is a day where they recognize a beloved hairless dog named Xolo. There are other cultures there that are
strange to us, but not to them. For
example, they have this day called Day
of The Dead. Day of The Dead is when
dead relatives come back to the real
world for 2 days to visit loved ones. It's
kind of like Halloween in America, but
instead of blood curling shrieks, they
welcome their family home with the
scent of food in the air, candies decorated
like skulls, and lighted candles to guide
them home. The economy in the state of Michoacan, Mexico is based mostly on agriculture, livestock, forest products, and fishing and crafts and has been ever since. The most important to their economy is agriculture. Agriculture also has the highest percent of the population employed. Paricutin is one the rare times in history when a scientist gets to watch the birth, growth, and death of a volcano. Volcanic behaviour destroyed all of the vegetation surrounding it, and destroyed the nearby towns. The eruption created a fertile plateau due to a layer of volcanic rock. This area soon became extremely populated. The locals past events that foretold the disaster. They removed a wooden cross, whiffed biblical retribution in the form of a plague of locusts. A series of earthquakes rocked the nearby area. The eruption of Paricutin had a great impact on the town's environmental factors. The citizens of the community were faced with adapting physical changes, and social situations. The eruption created a fertile plateau do to volcanic rock, which increased the amount of agriculture related jobs in the town of Michoacan, Mexico. Paricutin is in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. The geology of Michoacan is a mountainous area with lots of natural waterways. It includes part of the countries 2 biggest natural waterways, the Lerma, and the Balsas. Most of the state's waterways are located in the south region of the state. The mountain range in Michoacan is the Sierra Madre del Sur, and it borders the pacific coast. The volcano formed from a divergent boundary. A small fissure appeared from the ground, and the volcano slowly began to grow. The area that paricutin is in (Michoacan), is a great
place for mining to happen. In that area, they mine for
iron ore deposits, gold, and copper. After the eruption
of Paricutin in 1943, the area has became a great area
for agriculture. The eruption made the soil very fertile
for crops to grow. Since Michoacan borders the pacific coast, fishing is also really popular in that area.
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