Geological Hazards and Monitoring at the Azores (Portugal)

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Map showing seismic events related to the 2005 Sao Miguel volcanic unrest.The Azores archipelago (Portugal) is subject to several geological hazards, including earthquakes and volcanic activity. In response, the Centre for Volcanology and Geological Risks Assessment (CVARG), developed a monitoring network which uses geophysical, geodetic, geochemical and meteorological techniques to provide continuous monitoring and early warning.