Fayal volcan

stratovolcan, lavadome 1043 m

Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5)
Last update: 22 août 2019

The island of Fayal, also spelled Faial, is the nearest of the central Azorean islands to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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Style éruptif tipique: Explosive
Eruptions du volcan Fayal: 1957-58

HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistance/Lieu
mercredi, 13. octobre 2021 04:05 GMT (1 séisme)
13 oct. 2021 04:05 (GMT +0) (13. oct. 2021 04:05 GMT)
25 km (16 mi)
Océan Atlantique Nord, Portugal
vendredi, 8. octobre 2021 18:11 GMT (1 séisme)
8 oct. 2021 18:11 (GMT +0) (8. oct. 2021 18:11 GMT)
35 km (22 mi)
Océan Atlantique Nord, 49 km au nord-ouest de Ribeira Grande, Portugal
mardi, 5. octobre 2021 04:07 GMT (1 séisme)
5 oct. 2021 04:07 (GMT +0) (5. oct. 2021 04:07 GMT)
27 km (17 mi)
Océan Atlantique Nord, 43 km au nord-ouest de Horta, Azores, Portugal


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.
Source: Smithsonian GVP

Voyages au volcan Fayal :
Green Volcanoes (15 days geo and photo tour to the Azores Islands)

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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