16 comments on “Coming to the Point: FAIAL – Azores part 4

    • Lovely, I have inserted it into the post! If you are the artist, thank you for the great animation; if not, thank you for pointing it out!


  1. Turrialba eruption this morning (posted on Twitter by RSN-CR). This is following two explosions yesterday.


    • I don’t buy this explanation as it would have affected all crater sizes, not just the largest. The paper has a vague comment that the volcanism would have happened when Ceres was young, and that large craters would have formed early, but this is not all that convincing. Lava infill has happened in the maria of the Moon, but left the craters easily recognizable (if only from the different ‘colour’). I would consider isostatic rebound: a large crater causes the interior to flow up, and if the interior is not very hard (snow-like), it can obliterate the depression. A small crater would not show this effect. But it is also possible that the lack of large craters is a statistical fluke. At 2% chance, that is possible.


  2. I think I wouldn’t be very comfortable in this village with the volcano erupting ‘just over there’… – new eruptive phase at Fuego (Guatemala). Image via Twitter by Fer de San Miguelito (‏@fernanbarr).


  3. My name is Antonio duarte, born in faial, flamengos, came to United States in 1961, but my true name is Antone Candido haven’t been back home yet 55 years, planning to next year with my family.


    • Beautiful pictures, remind me of 1957< 1958 of the erruption. The light house stood the time of test, it stood the brutelaty of the vucano, and the earthquakes. I want to thank you for the indiviusal who took wondrful pictures.Thank you again. Antone Candido.


      • if someone could send me pictures of my village of flamengos it would be nice. thanks. Tony Candido.


  4. I was born on Faial Island Feb 1956, my mother witnessed the whole thing and said the people thought it was the end of the world. In those days the village where we lived was Praia du Almoxarife, in our village there was no running water in the homes and no electricity, few establishments had telephones and radios, so as you can imagine how terrified she was. My father imigrated to Canada before this ocurred and missed the whole thing. In one day she counted 314 tremmors and slept outside with me, I was 1 year old, I cannot imagine what she went through and she said the sounds it made were terrifying.


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