30 Dec '14, 3pm

Eruption at Fogo #NASA

Eruption at Fogo #NASA

The lower image shows a more detailed view of the caldera. The volcanic plume streams from a fissure at the southwestern base of Pico de Fogo, the island’s highest point. Both of the villages destroyed by the eruption—Portela and Bangaeira—were located within the caldera. On December 6, 2014, lava poured into Portela; by December 8, it had entered Bangaeira. The volcanic plume obscures the remains of the two villages, but the white roofs of a few structures are visible on the upper left side of the image. In addition to the north flow that affected the villages, the 2014 eruption also produced flows that moved south and west.

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