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…

Powerful Storm Barbara hits Portugal and Spain

Powerful Storm Barbara hits Portugal and Spain

An impressive deep cyclone named Storm Barbara by the Spanish meteorological agency is moving into Europe on October 20, 2020, bringing powerful winds and very heavy rainfall. The first to feel its effects are Portugal and Spain where Red and Orange alerts are in…

Mainland Portugal hit by its first (sub)tropical cyclone on record

Mainland Portugal hit by its first (sub)tropical cyclone on record

Subtropical Storm "Alpha" — the 22nd named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the earliest 22nd Atlantic named storm on record — made landfall near central Portugal at 18:30 UTC on September 18, just 2 hours after its formation. Alpha is the…

Subtropical Storm “Alpha” forms near the coast of Portugal

Subtropical Storm “Alpha” forms near the coast of Portugal

Subtropical Storm "Alpha" formed near the coast of Portugal at 16:30 UTC on September 18, 2020. This is the 22nd named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the earliest named 22nd Atlantic storm, breaking the previous record set by Wilma on…

Wildfires burning in heavily forested Castelo Branco region, central Portugal

Wildfires burning in heavily forested Castelo Branco region, central Portugal

More than 1 000 firefighters are battling several large wildfires in central Portugal since July 20, 2019. Fanned by strong winds, the fires are burning in heavily forested Castelo Branco region, 200 km (124 miles) N of capital Lisbon. Several national highways were…

Early-season wildfires burning in northern Portugal

Early-season wildfires burning in northern Portugal

Wildfires are burning in northern Portugal fueled by strong winds and unexpectedly high temperatures (28 °C / 82.4 °F) several months before expected. Wildfire alert was issued Tuesday evening, March 26, prohibiting farmers from using slash-and-burn methods,…