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Fogo | Pico do Fogo with lava flow of 2014/15


View from the top of the escarpment (Bordeira) across the caldera of Fogo in NE direction to the stratovolcano Pico do Fogo (2829 m). Its main crater last erupted in the 18th Century. The crater shown in the left centre of the scene formed during the most recent eruption in 2014/15. It first produced the lava flow crossing the image to the lower right side, obstructing the road crossing the caldera. Later flows turned left and partly destroyed the villages of Portela and Bangaeira.

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on Friday 9 September 2022 by Martin Mergili
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