Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Michoacan-Guanajuato
Parícutin, the volcano born in a cornfield in 1943, is the best-known feature of the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field. The huge volcanic field contains over 1400 vents covering a wide area of Michoacán and Guanajuato states. Cinder cones are the predominant volcanic form, but small shield volcanoes, lava domes, maars, tuff rings, and coneless lava flows are also present. Parícutin is seen here from the NE with the flank vent of Nueva Juatita, the main source of lava during the last five years of the eruption, in the foreground. Photo by Jim Luhr, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).
Volcano Number:341060
Volcano Name:Michoacan-Guanajuato
Volcano Type:Pyroclastic cone(s)
Last Eruption:1952
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:5783287
Pop. within 10km:5783287
Pop. within 30km:5783287
Pop. within 100km:5783287

Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
341060 Michoacan-Guanajuato 10479 Confirmed Eruption 3 Hoyo el Huanillo Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -7350
341060 Michoacan-Guanajuato 10480 Confirmed Eruption 3 Cerro la Taza Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -6480
341060 Michoacan-Guanajuato 10481 Confirmed Eruption 3 Cerro el Metate Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -2750
341060 Michoacan-Guanajuato 10482 Confirmed Eruption Valle de Santiago (La Alberca) Anthropology -2050
341060 Michoacan-Guanajuato 10483 Confirmed Eruption 3 Cerro el Jabalí Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -1880
341060 Michoacan-Guanajuato 10484 Uncertain Eruption Valle de Santiago 1050
341060 Michoacan-Guanajuato 10485 Confirmed Eruption 4 Jorullo Historical Observations 1759/9/29 1774
341060 Michoacan-Guanajuato 10486 Confirmed Eruption 4 Parícutin Historical Observations 1943/2/20 1952/2/25
341060 Michoacan-Guanajuato 20949 Confirmed Eruption Cerro Grande? Radiocarbon (corrected) -5940
341060 Michoacan-Guanajuato 20950 Confirmed Eruption Cerro la Tinaja Radiocarbon (corrected) -4140
341060 Michoacan-Guanajuato 20951 Confirmed Eruption Cerro el Zoyate Radiocarbon (corrected) -1140
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.

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Data from the MaGa Database
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