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Capelinhos Volcano

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Capelinhos Volcano
Location
9900-303 CAPELO
District:Faial
County :Horta
Parish:Capelo
Contacts


In September of 1957, about 1 km from the coast of Faial, the Vulcão dos Capelinhos awoke. During a year and a month, its activity continued which lead the majority of the inhabitants of the island to abandon it. Everything began with more than 200 quakes which shook the island before the volcano erupted, followed by large explosions. During the year in which it was active, the Vulcão dos Capelinhos linked itself to Faial with lava and added about 2.4 km2 to the surface. The lighthouse which is in ruins remains as a witness to all that went on. In order to better understand the story and the importance of this volcano, we recommend a visit to the Núcleo Museológico dos Capelinhos. Focus is also given to the Porto do Comprido and its small swimming pools which is an ideal place to go swimming or fishing.

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Localização
9900-303 CAPELO
Distrito:Faial
County:Horta
Parish:Capelo
Contactos


If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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