Geosite ID: PM03
Name: Foz da Ribeira da Janela
Thematic category: Vulcanology
Municipality: Porto Moniz
Civil parish: Ribeira da Janela
Location area: 0,1 - 10 ha
Coordinates(1):32°51'18.5'' N 17°09'13.0'' W
Altitude: 22 m
Distance to nearest paved road: 5 m
Conditions of observation: boas
(1) Coordinates of the geosite and / or the best viewpoint
At the geosite one has a good view of the typical internal structure of subaquatic lava, of roll or pillow type (pillow lava). In the Foz da Ribeira da Janela it is possible to observe the flow and that ran inside the valley that produced these roller forms. It is contemporary of the Upper Volcanic Complex (CVS), Funchal Formation.
In this outcrop, radial fracturing in a large roll can be easily observed.
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How to Cite
BRUM DA SILVEIRA, A.; PRADA, S.; RAMALHO, R.; MADEIRA, J.; FONSECA, P.; CANHA, E.; BRILHA, J. (2012). Inventariação do Património Geológico da Ilha da Madeira. Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e Recursos Naturais - Relatório Final, 414 p. In: https://geodiversidade.