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Costado da Nau and Vulcão dos Capelinhos


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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