The Paricutin Volcano is a dormant scoria-cone volcano. It is located in Michoacán, Mexico. The Volcano erupted suddenly and surged out of a cornfield in 1943.
Why it is special: 424 metres in height, the Paricutin Volcano did not exist before 1943. It became dormant after a 9-year life span. Lying between old volcanic mountain chains, the Paricutin Volcano was the first one that gave researchers and geologists from all over the world, an opportunity to study the complete cycle of a volcano.