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Fayal vulcano

Aggiornato: 6 feb. 2023 16:30 GMT -
stratovolcano, lavadome 1043 m
Azzorre (Portogallo), 38.6°N / -28.83°W
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Last update: 5 mar 2022

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

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Stile eruttivo tipico: Esplosivo
Eruzioni del vulcano Fayal: 1957-58

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / Prof.Distanza/Ubicazione
domenica, 5 febbraio 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
5 feb 2023 08:44 (GMT -1) (5 feb 2023 09:44 GMT)
17 km (10.6 mi)
North Atlantic Ocean, 30 km a ovest da Ribeira Grande, Portogallo
sabato, 4 febbraio 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
4 feb 2023 21:34 (GMT -1) (4 feb 2023 22:34 GMT)

3 km
42 km (26 mi)
North Atlantic Ocean, 59 km a nord ovest da Horta, Azores, Portogallo
venerdì, 3 febbraio 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
3 feb 2023 17:56 (GMT -1) (3 feb 2023 18:56 GMT)

3 km
37 km (23 mi)
North Atlantic Ocean, 51 km a nord ovest da Ribeira Grande, Portogallo
mercoledì, 1 febbraio 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
1 feb 2023 03:48 (GMT -1) (1 feb 2023 04:48 GMT)

3 km
27 km (17 mi)
North Atlantic Ocean, 41 km a nord ovest da Ribeira Grande, Portogallo
domenica, 29 gennaio 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
29 gen 2023 12:24 (GMT -1) (29 gen 2023 13:24 GMT)

5 km
38 km (24 mi)
North Atlantic Ocean, 54 km a nord ovest da Ribeira Grande, Portogallo


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

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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