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La Gomera volcano

Updated: Jul 3, 2022 13:01 GMT - Refresh
shield volcano 1309 m
Canary Islands (Spain), 28.12°N / -17.24°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

La Gomera is one of the most beautiful of the volcanic Canarians. It is a heavily eroded ocean island shield volcano. Although it is the 3rd youngest of the Canarian island, it is already extinct. It stopped erupting about 3 million years ago.

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Typical eruption style: effusive
La Gomera volcano eruptions: more than 2 million years ago
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

La Gomera Photos

Morning in the marina of San Sebastian de la La Gomera. Cliffs with large ignimbrite (welded ash flow deposits) behind the harbor. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Morning in the marina of San Sebastian de la La Gomera. Cliffs with large ignimbrite (welded ash flow deposits) behind the harbor. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View over the caldera Tamburiente towards La Gomera island. La Palma island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
View over the caldera Tamburiente towards La Gomera island. La Palma island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
 



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