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Pico volcano

stratovolcano, lavadome 2351 m
Azores, Portugal, Azores & Madeira, 38.47°N / -28.4°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Pico volcano eruptions: 1718 A.D.
Last earthquakes nearby: No recent earthquakes
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A prominent 2351-m-high stratovolcano occupying the eastern end of Pico Island is the highest volcano in the Azores.

Background:

Pico is superimposed on an older linear volcano with numerous flank cones that forms most of the 48-km-long island. The conical, dominantly basaltic Pico volcano is capped by a 500-m-wide summit crater that is overtopped by a small steep-sided cone. Historical eruptions have been restricted to the flanks of Pico volcano and to the SE-trending rift zone, which is dotted by pyroclastic cones. An eruption during 1562-64 from the SE rift zone produced lava flows that reached the northern coast. An eruption from a nearby vent issued lava flows that traveled into the sea on the southern side of the island. A flank eruption from Pico in 1718 fed lava flows that reached both coasts.
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Source: Smithsonian GVP

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