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São Jorge Island (Azores): volcanic-seismic unrest continues at reduced levels

Mon, 28 Mar 2022, 01:52
01:52 AM | BY: MARTIN
Distribution of earthquakes at São Jorge Island in an NW-SE elongated area (image: CIVISA)
Distribution of earthquakes at São Jorge Island in an NW-SE elongated area (image: CIVISA)
The volcano-seismic crisis on the island continues.
The seismic instruments recorded about 839 earthquakes during midnight and 22:00 local time today even though the seismic activity reduced in the past few days. All detected quakes are characterized by low magnitude levels and tectonic origin so far.
Source: Center For Seismovolcanic Infromation And Surveillance Of The Azores volcano activity update 27 March 2022

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São Jorge volcano
fissure vents 1053 m
Azores Islands, Portugal, 38.66°N / -28.11°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5) São Jorge volcano eruptions:
1580, 1808
Typical eruption style
Effusive
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