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Paricutin (also known as Volcan de Paricutin) is the first volcano that had a complete life cycle, from birth to extinction, that was observed by scientists. It is located at Uruapan Municipality, Michoacán, Mexico, and the last eruption occurred from 1943 to 1952.

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Paricutin appears on many versions of Seven Natural Wonders of the World lists. One of the most interesting facts about this volcano is that a P'urhépecha farmer named Dionisio Pulido and his wife witnessed the initial eruption of ash and stones first-hand while working in a field on February 20, 1943. Within a day, the eruption had generated a 50-meter-high scoria cone, and within a week, it had grown to a height of 100 meters because of the accumulation of volcanic bombs and lapilli, and fine ash was raining on the village of Paricutin.

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