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Costado da Nau and Vulcão dos Capelinhos

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Panoramic view from Costado da Nau in SW direction. In 1957 and 1958, the eruption of the submarine Capelinhos volcano led to the appearance of a new peninsula, extending the land area of Faial towards W, but also resulted in major damages to buildings, agricultural fields, and infrastructure. A small emigration wave to North America was the consequence. 65 years later, part of the newly formed land has been eroded by the sea, and the site has become a major tourist attraction.

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on Sunday 10 September 2023 by Martin Mergili
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