Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Pico
Pico stratovolcano occupying the western end of Pico Island rises across a strait SE of neighboring Fayal Island (foreground). Pico is superimposed on an older linear volcano with numerous flank cones that forms most of the eastern side of the 48-km-long island. The conical Pico volcano is capped by a 500-m-wide summit crater that is overtopped by a small steep-sided cone visible at the left side of the summit. Historical eruptions have been restricted to the flanks of Pico volcano itself and to the SE-trending rift zone. Photo by Rick Wunderman, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).
Volcano Number:382020
Volcano Name:Pico
Country:Portugal
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:1720 CE
Elevation:2351m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:304
Pop. within 10km:5944
Pop. within 30km:31521
Pop. within 100km:56736
Latitude:38.47
Longitude:-28.4



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
382020 Pico 12987 Confirmed Eruption 2 East flank (800 m) Historical Observations 1562/9/21 1564
382020 Pico 12988 Confirmed Eruption 2 SE flank (200 m), NW flank (1200 m) Historical Observations 1718/2/1 1718/12/15
382020 Pico 12989 Confirmed Eruption 2 SE flank (400 m) Historical Observations 1720/7/10 1720
382020 Pico 12990 Uncertain Eruption 0 Off NW coast 1963/12/15
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