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Fogo Vulkan

Aktualisiert: 4. Dez. 2022 06:09 GMT -
Stratovolcano 2829 m / 9,281 ft
Cape Verde, 14.95°N / -24.35°W
Aktueller Status: normal / ruhend (1 von 5)
Last update: 17 Dez 2021 (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)

The island of Fogo consists of a single massive stratovolcano that is the most prominent of the Cape Verde Islands. Fogo is the most active volcano in the Cape Verde.

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Typische Aktivität: unspecified
Ausbrüche des Fogo: 2014-15, 1995, 1951

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Beschreibung

The roughly circular 25-km-wide island is truncated by a large 9-km-wide caldera that is breached to the east and has a headwall 1 km high. The caldera is located asymmetrically NE of the center of the island and was formed as a result of massive lateral collapse of the ancestral Monte Armarelo edifice. A very youthful steep-sided central cone, Pico, rises more than 1 km above the caldera floor to about 100 m above the caldera rim, forming the 2829 m high point of the island. Pico, which is capped by a 500-m-wide, 150-m-deep summit crater, was apparently in almost continuous activity from the time of Portuguese settlement in 1500 AD until around 1760. Later historical lava flows, some from vents on the caldera floor, reached the eastern coast below the breached caldera.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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Mi, 18. Feb 2015, 06:00

Fogo volcano (Cape Verde) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 18 February-24 February 2015 (Continuing Activity)

The Observatório Vulcanológico de Cabo Verde (OVCV) reported that on 8 February the eruption at Fogo had ended; sulfur dioxide emissions were almost undetectable on 8 February and continued to remain so at least through 11 February. During that period, pahoehoe flows remained stagnant and only minor fumarolic activity was present at the edge of the new crater. In addition, since 7 February, temperatures of the fumaroles and of an area at the base of the cone had decreased significantly. ... Read all
Di, 10. Feb 2015, 17:16

Fogo volcano (Cape Verde): eruption ended (?)

It seems that eruptive activity which had started on 23 Nov last year has finally stopped on 7 February, according to a post by Asociación Canaria de Volcanología on facebook. Read all
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