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United States Geological Survey

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


The civilian agency responsible for mapping the United States and for monitoring natural resources. It gathers and analyses data and supplies scientific information and...

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Parícutin: Volcano in a Cornfield

Claire Perrott.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Environmental History. 8197 words.

In February 1943, a small but powerful volcano emerged from a cornfield in the vicinity of Uruapan, Michoacán, México. A stunned farmer, Dionisio Pulido, alerted the nearby town of San Juan...

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