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São Jorge volcano update: Authorities preparing for emergency

Mon, 28 Mar 2022, 15:29
15:29 PM | BY: T
While hundreds of people have already left the island, especially from Velas, authorities seem to take the situation very serious. Emergency plans are being activated and the army is setting up camps in case people need to evacuate their homes.

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Mon, 28 Mar 2022, 15:14

São Jorge volcano update: Uplift detected likely confirming magma intrusion at depth

Seismic trace of ROSA station on São Jorge island, showing small quakes and what could be an episode of tremor (image:
Preliminary satellite-based radar data confirm that a section of island's northern part, roughly corresponding to where the recent quakes have been occurring, has experienced uplift. ... Read all
Mon, 28 Mar 2022, 01:52

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

Distribution of earthquakes at São Jorge Island in an NW-SE elongated area (image: CIVISA)
The volcano-seismic crisis on the island continues. ... Read all
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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
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