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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06105

The gentle slope along the right horizon is covered by lava flows that formed during the 1672-73 eruption. This eruption occurred along a WNW-ESE-trending ridge forming a wedge-shaped peninsula at the western tip of the island. Cabeço Verde (center), seen here from the SE, is one of a chain of pyroclastic cones that were constructed along the axis of the peninsula during the eruption. The most recent eruption at Fayal started in 1957 and occurred at the end of this peninsula. Photo by Rick Wunderman, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).

The gentle slope along the right horizon is covered by lava flows that formed during the 1672-73 eruption. This eruption occurred along a WNW-ESE-trending ridge forming a wedge-shaped peninsula at the western tip of the island. Cabeço Verde (center), seen here from the SE, is one of a chain of pyroclastic cones that were constructed along the axis of the peninsula during the eruption. The most recent eruption at Fayal started in 1957 and occurred at the end of this peninsula.

Photo by Rick Wunderman, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: stratovolcano


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