Guest Video: São Jorge Volcano in the Azores (April 15, 2022)


April 15, 2022, 3:43 p.m., Pacific: Per the browser translation of this article, seismicity continues, now a little higher, now a little lower. Recently, they noted two quakes off shore. That’s about it for news right now. The alert level is still at 4.


March 27, 2022, 9:36 a.m., Pacific: From Twitter, about an hour ago:


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Original post

I first heard of this volcanic island this week, when there was seismic swarming in an active volcanic system.

After watching the video below, posted by a US tourist three years ago, I hope São Jorge Volcano doesn’t go off. But, per the Global Volcanism Program, it does do that about once a century.

Sigh.



The image at the top of this post shows a faja. To this layperson’s eyes, what thoses houses are sitting on looks exactly like the lava deltas that Cumbre Vieja, almost 900 miles to the northwest, built last year. Sigh.


Local monitoring (Portuguese).


Featured image: Luis Silveira via Wikimedia, public domain.



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