Thursday, June 12, 2008

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Pico de Fogo

Cape Verde
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On 2 April 1995, residents on Fogo Island reported a red glow atop Pico de Fogo volcano. It was the beginning of volcanic eruptions that would continue for seven-and-a-half weeks, sending lava across the floor of Chas das Calderiras (Plain of Craters) that eventually covered 4.3 km2 of farmland, destroyed the village of Boca de Fonte, and forced the evacuation of approximately 1 300 residents. Despite the danger, people live in the caldera and raise coffee, wine grapes, fruits, and other crops in the fertile volcanic soils (red arrows). The 1995 eruption on the southwest slope sent lava flowing to the northwest across the main road through the caldera (yellow arrows). Studies are ongoing as to the stability of Pico de Fogo. View detailed information

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