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Fayal volcano

estratovolcán, lavadome 1043 m
Azores, Portugal, 38.6°N / -28.83°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Fayal volcano books | Tours
Last update: 13 feb 2018
Typical eruption style: Explosivos
Erupciones del volcán Fayal: 1957-58
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Mon, 8 Jul 2019
Mon, 8 Jul 10:26 UTCM 2.129 kmW Faial (Portugal)
Sun, 7 Jul 2019
Sun, 7 Jul 22:53 UTCM 2.328 kmW Faial (Portugal)
Sun, 7 Jul 09:37 UTCM 2.029 kmW Faial (Portugal)
Sun, 7 Jul 02:23 UTCM 2.529 kmW Faial (Portugal)
Thu, 4 Jul 2019
Thu, 4 Jul 22:00 UTCM 2.727 kmNW Faial (Portugal)
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The island of Fayal, also spelled Faial, is the nearest of the central Azorean islands to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Background:

The island is composed of a complex large andesitic-to-trachytic stratovolcano that contains a 2-km-wide summit caldera. Thick deposits of trachytic airfall pumice, pyroclastic flows, and lahars related to formation of the caldera blanket the island. Formation of the steep-walled 500-m-deep caldera was followed by construction of fissure-fed basaltic lava fields and small volcanoes that form a peninsula extending to the west. This area is covered by the youngest volcanic products on the island and has been the source of all historical eruptions. A dramatic submarine eruption at Capelinhos during 1957-58, the best-studied of historical eruptions in the Azores, created a new island that soon merged with the western peninsula.
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Source: Smithsonian GVP


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