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Parícutin
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Parícutin in 1994
Elevation 2,800 m (9,186 ft)
Prominence 208 m (682 ft)
Location
location of Parícutin in Mexico
Coordinates 19°29′35″N 102°15′4″W / 19.49306°N 102.25111°W / 19.49306; -102.25111Coordinates: 19°29′35″N 102°15′4″W / 19.49306°N 102.25111°W / 19.49306; -102.25111
Geology
Type Cinder cone
Age of rock 1941–1952
Volcanic arc/belt Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt
Last eruption 1943 to 1952
Climbing
First ascent 1943
Easiest route Hike

Paricutin is a volcano in Mexico in the state of Michoacán. It is the youngest volcano in the western hemisphere, born in 1943. It is now 1,353 feet (424m) above the valley, and 9,186 feet (2,800m) above sea level.

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