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Pico volcano

Actualizado: 4 dic. 2022 13:36 GMT -
estratovolcán, lavadome 2351 m
Azores (Portugal), 38.47°N / -28.4°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

A prominent 2351-m-high stratovolcano occupying the eastern end of Pico Island is the highest volcano in the Azores.

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Typical eruption style: Explosivos
Erupciones del volcán Pico: 1718 A.D.

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / Prof.Distancia/Ubicación
sábado, 3 diciembre 2022 GMT (2 sismos)
3 dic 2022 13:34 (GMT -1) (3 dic 2022 14:34 GMT)

9 km
31 km (19 mi)
Isla de São Jorge, 4 km al este de Velas, Azores, Portugal
3 dic 2022 00:42 (GMT -1) (3 dic 2022 01:42 GMT)
31 km (19 mi)
Portugal: S. Jorge
domingo, 27 noviembre 2022 GMT (2 sismos)
27 nov 2022 10:09 (GMT -1) (27 nov 2022 11:09 GMT)
30 km (19 mi)
Portugal: S. Jorge
27 nov 2022 08:05 (GMT -1) (27 nov 2022 09:05 GMT)
30 km (19 mi)
Portugal: S. Jorge
sábado, 26 noviembre 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
26 nov 2022 12:33 (GMT -1) (26 nov 2022 13:33 GMT)

9 km
30 km (19 mi)
Portugal: Ilha De S. Jorge (W)


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.
Source: Smithsonian GVP

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See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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