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Pico vulcano

Aggiornato: 3 feb. 2023 03:56 GMT -
stratovolcano, lavadome 2351 m
Azzorre (Portogallo), 38.47°N / -28.4°W
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 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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Stile eruttivo tipico: Esplosivo
Eruzioni del vulcano Pico: 1718 A.D.

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / Prof.Distanza/Ubicazione
venerdì, 27 gennaio 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
27 gen 2023 00:20 (GMT -1) (27 gen 2023 01:20 GMT)

5 km
31 km (19 mi)
São Jorge Island, 3.1 km a nord da Velas, Azores, Portogallo
lunedì, 23 gennaio 2023 GMT (3 sismi)
23 gen 2023 20:18 (GMT -1) (23 gen 2023 21:18 GMT)

8 km
29 km (18 mi)
São Jorge Island, 0.5 km a nord da Velas, Azores, Portogallo
23 gen 2023 05:19 (GMT -1) (23 gen 2023 06:19 GMT)
2.5 km (1.6 mi)
Pico Island, 12 km a sud-est da Madalena, Azores, Portogallo
23 gen 2023 04:17 (GMT -1) (23 gen 2023 05:17 GMT)
3.1 km (1.9 mi)
Pico Island, 14 km a sud-est da Madalena, Azores, Portogallo


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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