Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06103
Pico volcano, the highest in the Azores, is located across a narrow 6-km-wide channel southeast of Fayal Island. From this direction, the stratovolcano appears to be a symmetrical cone, but it lies at the far western end of an elongated chain of cones that forms a roughly 800-m-high ridge extending ESE across Pico Island. Fumaroles are located near a small cone filling the summit crater, but eruptions recorded since 1562 CE have all occurred from flank vents.
Photo by Rick Wunderman, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).
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