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Fuerteventura volcano

shield volcano 529 m
Canary Islands (Spain), 28.36°N / -14.02°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Fuerteventura volcano eruptions: not known
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 (UTC)
Wed, 16 Sep 04:19 UTCM 2.6 / 16 km20 kmNw Betancuria.ifv, Spain
Fri, 7 Feb 2020 (UTC)
Fri, 7 Feb 03:53 UTCM 2.4 / 3 km26 kmATL (Spain)
Pleistocene and Holocene cinder cones and lava flows cover large portions of elongated Fuerteventura Island at the SE end of the Canary Islands.

Background:

The youngest lavas are found at the northern and central portions of the arid, sparsely vegetated island. Malpais de la Arena, the Northern Malpais, and the Lobos Island areas at the northern tip of Fuerteventura are the sites of broad fields of youthful cinder cones and lava flows. The Malpais Chico, Malpais Grande, and Malpais de Jacomar areas on the south-central part of the island represent smaller zones of youthful volcanism, as do the volcanoes of Pajara, which were constructed on the older plutonic massif west of the axis of the island. No historical eruptions have occurred on Fuerteventura.

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