Corvo

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 39.699°N
  • 31.111°W

  • 718 m
    2355 ft

  • 382002
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Corvo.

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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Corvo. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Corvo page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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Photo Gallery


A 2-km-wide caldera containing several small cinder cones and two shallow lakes is the most prominent feature in this NASA Space Shuttle image of Corvo Island with north to the left. Two pyroclastic cones erupted along a N-S-trending fissure outside the caldera fed lava flows that formed a platform that underlies the peninsula at the southern end of the island. The 3.5 x 6 km island of Corvo and its neighbor to the south, Flores (far right), are the only two Azorean volcanoes located west of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS007-E-11252, 2003 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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Agricultural fields line much of the walls of a 2-km-wide caldera centered on the north side of Corvo Island. The caldera floor contains several small cinder cones and two shallow lakes. The small 3.5 x 6 km island of Corvo is located at the NW end of the Azores archipelago, and along with Flores, are the only two Azorean volcanoes located west of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The youngest eruption on Corvo produced a fissure-fed lava flow that reached the sea near Punta Negra.

Photo by Argense, 2007 (Wikimedia Commons).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Corvo in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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