Geosite ID: S02
Name: Miradouro da Beira da Quinta
Thematic category: Mass movements and Geomorfology
Civil parish: Arco de S. Jorge
Location area: ‹ 0,1 ha
Coordinates(1):32°49'35.9'' N 16°56'20.4'' W
Altitude: 469 m
Distance to nearest paved road: 5 m
Conditions of observation: Good
(1) Coordinates of the geosite and / or the best viewpoint
From the Miradouro das Cabanas, in addition to the high sea cliffs (up to about 500 m), we can observe the triangular depression of Arco de S. Jorge [St. George’s Arch], which was formed by sliding-type mass movements, and more recent solifluction events. The steep slope that corresponds to the slipping head reaches, locally, 800 m in altitude. Within the depression, several levels can be observed that correlate with the top of the dislocated materials from the various events that contributed to the current depression.
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