Pico Volcano | John Seach



38.47 N, 28.40 W
summit elevation 2351 m

Pico volcano is located on the western side of Pico Island, central Azores. The volcano contains a 500 m wide summit crater. An eruption during 1562-64 from the SE rift zone produced lava flows that reached the northern coast. A flank eruption from Pico in 1718 fed lava flows that reached both coasts.

Further reading
Cappello, A., et al. 2015. Exploring lava‐flow hazards at Pico Island, Azores Archipelago (Portugal). Terra Nova27(2), pp.156-161.

Costa, A.C.G et al, 2014. Large-scale catastrophic flank collapses in a steep volcanic ridge: the Pico–Faial Ridge, Azores Triple Junction. Journal of volcanology and geothermal research272, pp.111-125.

Pico Volcano Eruptions

1963?, 1720, 1718, 1562-64