Welcome to Paricutin, In this website, you will relive the story of the Paricutin volcano (Volcán de Paricutín) , from its birth to its eruption between 1943 and 1952.  The Paricutin volcano is said to have grown out of a cornfield, and although it wasn't as cataclysmic as the fall of Pompeii, it nonetheless represent a dramatic period in the lives of the inhabitants of Paricutin, Mexico, who lost crops, livestock, and suffered substantial property damage during the natural disaster.  The Paricutin is the most recent volcano to have formed on the Western Hemisphere, and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.



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