Mexican Church Devoured by Lava

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on February 20, 1943, the people of the small Mexican town of Parícutin witnessed a mountain growing out of their cornfields
the birth of Parícutin, the youngest volcano in the western hemisphere and one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.








Today, it is extinct and only the steeple of the small church of San Juan Parangaricutiro stands like a beacon


An amazing aerial view:


Two complete villages are still buried under all that lava:


People were not that lucky in 1949 when about 1,000 villagers died during a major eruption.

Parícutin is the youngest one of more than 1,400 volcanic vents in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt and North America.

What is unique is that its formation was witnessed from the very beginning.


Paricutin’s location in central Mexico, close to Mexico City:


The lonely church, now surrounded by greenery:


The church ruins attract many visitors:


One of the spectacular Parícutin eruptions:


Paricutin continued to spew until February 1952 when it ceased activity.

today



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