Flores volcano

stratovolcano, phreatomagmatic craters 915 m
Azoren, Portugal, 39.44°N / -31.23°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Flores Island and Corvo Island to its north are located far west of the rest of the Azores islands and are the only two Azorean volcanoes lying west of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Flores volcano eruptions: 2900 years ago

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Background

The 10 x 15 km island of Flores is dotted by numerous pyroclastic cones and craters. Several young phreatomagmatic craters and associated lava flows were erupted during the Holocene, including two about 3000 years ago. The Caldeira Funda de Lajes tuff ring formed about 3150 years ago, accompanied by a lava flow that traveled to the SE, reaching the coast at Lajes. The Caldeira Comprida tuff ring in Caldeira Seca, west-central Flores, erupted about 2900 years ago. It produced a lava flow that traveled NW-ward and reached the coast at Faja Grande.

Source: Smithsonian GVP

Flores Photos

Glowing avalanches and ash venting at dusk of 1 Dec. Part of the older 1982 Rokatenda lava dome to the left in the image (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glowing avalanches and ash venting at dusk of 1 Dec. Part of the older 1982 Rokatenda lava dome to the left in the image (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Melissa and Richard observing the dome illuminated by moonlight (1 Dec) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Melissa and Richard observing the dome illuminated by moonlight (1 Dec) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Naked trees silhouetted against the active lava dome of Paluweh volcano (Flores Sea, Indonesia) on 1 Dec 2012. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Naked trees silhouetted against the active lava dome of Paluweh volcano (Flores Sea, Indonesia) on 1 Dec 2012. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strombolian eruption at Batu Tara volcano, Flores Sea, Indonesia (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strombolian eruption at Batu Tara volcano, Flores Sea, Indonesia (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



Flores volcano tours:
Green Volcanoes (15 days geo and photo tour to the Azores Islands)

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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