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San Jorge volcano

fissure vents 1053 m
Azores, Portugal, Azores & Madeira, 38.66°N / -28.11°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Explosive
San Jorge volcano eruptions: 1580
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
Thu, 14 May 07:46 UTCM 2.122 kmENE Norte Pequeno (S. Jorge) (Portugal)
Wed, 29 Apr 2020 (UTC)
Wed, 29 Apr 18:47 UTCM 2.429 kmE Piedade (Pico) (Portugal)
Tue, 14 Jan 2020 (UTC)
Tue, 14 Jan 11:59 UTCM 2.319 kmN Sto. Antao (S. Jorge) (Portugal)
Fri, 10 Jan 2020 (UTC)
Fri, 10 Jan 20:26 UTCM 2.127 kmS. Jorge (Portugal)
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The remarkably linear island of San Jorge (Sao Jorge) is 54 km long and only 5 km wide.

Background:

It was formed by fissure-fed eruptions beginning in the eastern part of the island. The western two-thirds of dominantly basaltic San Jorge contains youthful, fissure-fed lava flows resembling those on neighboring Pico Island. Subaerial lava flows issued from three locations above the south-central coast during 1580, producing lava flows that reached the sea. In 1808 a series of explosions took place from vents along the south-central crest of the island; one of these fed a lava flow that also reached the southern coast. Submarine eruptions were reported on several occasions from vents off the southern and SW coasts.
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Source: Smithsonian GVP

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