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Fogo | Chã das Caldeiras with Bordeira and Pico do Fogo

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Panoramic view from the top of the escarpment (Bordeira) across the caldera of Fogo, which formed at least partly due to massive prehistoric landsliding, in NE direction to the community of Chã das Caldeiras. The stratovolcano Pico do Fogo (2829 m) dominates the centre of the scene. Its main crater last erupted in the 18th Century, whereas more recent eruptions took place at secondary craters, the last one in 2014/15 destroying much of the village of Portela seen in the background of the image.

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on Friday 9 September 2022 by Martin Mergili
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