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Capelinhos Volcano
Capelinhos Volcano

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Turismo Açores

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Date

2011/07/06

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A volcanic eruption lasted for 13 months, from September 27, 1957 until October 24, 1958, which may have been two overlapping volcanic eruptions. While enlarging the land by 2.4 km², it spawned 300 seismic events, hurled ash 1 km, destroyed 300 houses in the parishes of Capelo and Praia do Norte and caused the evacuation of 2,000 people what lead to a period of emigration to the USA and Canada. On October 25, the volcano entered a period of dormancy.