Saturday, June 8, 2019

Birth of a New Volcano

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Environmental & Science Education
Earth Science
Earth Systems
Edward Hessler

"The birth of a new volcano is a rare occasion. What began as a fissure in the cornfield of a local farmer in 1943, rose to a height of 336 meters (~1100 feet) within a year. During its nine-year lifespan, the (resulting cinder cone) volcano completely covered the villages of Paricutin and San Juan Parangaricutiro in Mexico, with only part of the church's structure surviving the lava."

This short film by the BBC shows how quickly the world changed for two small communities in Mexico.

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