Paricutin is a cinder cone volcano in Michoacán, Mexico. Paricutin was named one of the seven natural wonders as an active volcano. The volcano has been dormant since the last eruption in 1952. It was established as a natural wonder because mankind witnessed its birth. The volcano was also fast growing reaching three-fourths of its size within the first year.
- A cinder cone volcano
- Official height varies reported as 9,101 feet (2,774 meters) or 10,397 feet (3,000 meters)
- Last erupted in 1952
- Youngest in America and birth witnessed by a human