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M01PSL08 - Estreito

Estreito © Ricardo Ramalho

Geosite ID: M01PSL08

Name: Estreito

Thematic category: Tectonics

Geographical location on orthophotomap  - M01PSL08

Municipality: Machico

Civil parish: Caniçal

Location area: 0,1 - 10 ha

Coordinates(1):32°44'47.4'' N 16°41'14.8'' W

Altitude: 85 m

Accessibility: Moderate

Distance to nearest paved road: 2100 m

Conditions of observation: Good

(1) Coordinates of the geosite and / or the best viewpoint


Brief description

In the Estreito area there are numerous examples of dykes (sub-vertical, criss-cross, etc.) whose formation was heavily controlled by tectonics, as well as fault systems associated with a distensive tension field. The tectonic activity is posterior to the Intermediate Volcanic Complex (CVM), and has structurally controlled the present coastline morphology.


Relevant notes

Visiting a site of geological interest is the sole responsibility of the user.
The user must take precautions when visiting the site, taking into account the conditions of the terrain, weather conditions and other hazards, so that they do not create situations that put themselves or others at risk.
The user must respect private property. Access to private areas requires prior authorization from the owners.
The user must respect natural heritage, keeping it intact. The impact of your actions should be minimal.


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:

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