Pico do Fogo (Mosteiros, Cape Verde)

The stratovolcano Pico do Fogo

Volcano: Fogo (see Fogo at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: Fogo (476 km2) is the fourth largest island in the archipelago of Cape Verde with a roughly circular shape. Most of early historical eruptions (during the seventh and eighteen centuries) have occurred at the summit area of Pico do Fogo, whereas recent eruptions in Chã das Caldeiras have occurred mainly along WSW-ENE- oriented fissures. Pico do Fogo volcano is characterized by the existence of a fumarolic field situated NW inside the summit crater (Figure 2d) and composed by low- and high-temperature gas discharges (90°C to 100°C and above 200°C, respectively) with widespread sulfur precipitates at the surface, typical of hydrothermal alteration

Point of contact for this site:
Samara Dionis, sdionis@iter.es (1Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN))

Number of measurements: 2
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Pico do Fogo_010220101/2/2010 Emanuela Bagnato Sept. 19, 2016
Pico do Fogo_010520091/5/2009 Emanuela Bagnato Sept. 19, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Dionis Samara M , Nemesio M Pérez, Pedro A Hernández, Gladys Melián, Fátima Rodríguez,Eleazar Padrón, Hirochika Sumino, Jose Barrrancos, Germán D Padilla, Paulo Fernandes,Zuleyka Bandomo, Sónia Silva, Jose M Pereira, Hélio Semedo,Jeremias Cabral, 2015,Diffuse CO2 degassing and volcanic activity at Cape Verde islands, West Africa, Earth, Planets and Space, vol.67, pp. 1-15, DOI: 10.1186/s40623-015-0219-x

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