Graciosa

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 39.02°N
  • 27.97°W

  • 402 m
    1319 ft

  • 382040
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
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Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1950 BCE ± 1400 years Unknown Confirmed   Ar/Ar San Tamao

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Photo Gallery


The small 4 x 8 km island of Graciosa is seen in this NASA Space Shuttle image with north to the upper left. Cloud banks partially obscure the SE end of the island, which contains a small 0.9 x 1.6 km caldera with active fumaroles. Scoria cones are found over much of the island, and several widely spaced NE-SW-trending fissures fed a youthful lava field that forms the NW end of the island.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS004-E-10893, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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The Caldeira area of Graciosa is seen in this aerial view from the SW with the village of Luz at the center of the image. The small, 0.9 x 1.6 km caldera at the SE end of the island contains active fumaroles. The 402-m-high SE caldera rim is the high point of the small 4 x 8 km island. The most recent eruption from Pico Tomao, NW of the caldera, produced a lava flow that reached the eastern coast NW of the village of Praia.

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


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

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