The Birth and Impact of Parícutin, the World's Youngest Volcano

TLDR Parícutin, the world's youngest volcano, was discovered in Mexico in 1943 and quickly became a major tourist attraction. The eruption captured global attention and attracted scientists, journalists, and even Hollywood, making it a significant event in the field of volcanology.

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00:00 Parícutin is a volcano that we witnessed being born and have documented on film.
01:35 Paracutin, the world's youngest volcano, was discovered in Mexico in 1943 when a farmer named Dionisio Pulido noticed a hole on his land that emitted heat, made strange sounds, and never seemed to fill up despite being used as a garbage dump.
02:53 On February 20, the hole on Dionisio Pulido's farm dramatically changed, becoming 150 feet long and 6 feet deep, with smoke, ash, and a sulfur smell emanating from it, causing the Pulido family to be split up.
04:14 Within 24 hours, the cornfield had transformed into a 150-foot cinder cone, causing the village to evacuate and attracting spectators to witness the volcanic activity.
05:38 The eruption of Parícutin captured the attention of the world, with magazines, newsreel crews, and even Hollywood coming to witness and report on the volcano, making it a significant event for volcanologists and geologists.
07:03 Parícutin, located in a thin spot on the crust of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, quickly formed as the lava broke through the surface, making it a major tourist attraction today.
08:25 Parícutin, the youngest volcano in the world, erupted with massive explosions and molten lava, burying a village and creating a 1200-foot high cone in just three days.
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