Calysto du Masque (calysto) wrote in volcanology,
Calysto du Masque

A New Crop

In 1943 a Mexican family was plowing their corn field near the village of Paricutín. A fissure suddenly opened up in the cornfield and a new volcano began erupting. This is the only volcano on record to have been witnessed from its very creation. Within a year the corn field had become this:

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