Magma movement detected under São Jorge, Azores

Magma movement detected under São Jorge, Azores

The seismovolcanic crisis at Manadas volcanic fissure system on the island of  São Jorge, Azores, Portugal continues since March 19, 2022. A notable change was reported on April 6, when volcano-tectonic earthquakes were detected, suggesting the movement of magma at depth. The volcanic alert remains at Level 4 of 6. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1808 (VEI 1).

Intense earthquake swarm continues at São Jorge, Azores

Intense earthquake swarm continues at São Jorge, Azores

Seismic activity at Manadas volcanic fissure system in the NW part of São Jorge Island, Azores, Portugal continues at a high level for the fourth day in a row. The Civil Protection of Azores is preparing preventive measures in case of a strong earthquake or…

Intense earthquake swarm under São Jorge volcano, Azores

Intense earthquake swarm under São Jorge volcano, Azores

An intense earthquake swarm is shaking the Manadas volcanic fissure system in the NW part of the Sao Jorge Island (population 8 200), Azores, Portugal. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1808. According to the Center for Seismovolcanic Information and…

Tropical Storm “Sebastien” racing toward Azores, Ireland and UK

Tropical Storm “Sebastien” racing toward Azores, Ireland and UK

Tropical Storm "Sebastien" or its remnants are forecast to bring gusty winds and rain to portions of the Azores later today and tonight, November 24 and 25, 2019. After that, whatever is left of the storm will continue on its way toward Ireland and the…

Severe storm hits Azores, causing major floods

Severe storm hits Azores, causing major floods

A low pressure area moved over the Azores on June 16, 2019, dropping heavy rain on the Portuguese archipelago and causing major floods. The head of the Civil Protection of the Azores, Carlos Neves, said islands took heavy damage due to bad weather, with the island…

Earthquake swarm under dormant Furnas volcano, Azores

Earthquake swarm under dormant Furnas volcano, Azores

More than 100 earthquakes were registered under dormant Furnas volcano on the island of Sao Miguel, the Azores on February 11 and 12, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano was in 1630 (VEI 5). It was one of the largest Holocene explosive eruptions in the Azores…

Tropical Storm Oscar formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Oscar formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean

Oscar has become the 15th named storm of the season. Tropical Depression 15 formed Wednesday on October 3, 2012  in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, west of the Cape Verde Islands and was upgraded to Tropical Storm Oscar by evening same day. The system is likely to turn

Nadine weakens to a Tropical Storm again

Nadine weakens to a Tropical Storm again

Nadine weakens a little more and becomes a Tropical Storm again.Nadine formed as a tropical depression over the Atlantic Ocean on September 11, 2012, and strengthened to a tropical storm the following day. Between September 12 and October 1, 2012, Nadine’s status