31 Oct 2015
Typical eruption style
: ExplosiveLanzarote volcano eruptions
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The 60-km-long island of Lanzarote at the NE end of the Canary Islands contains the largest concentration of youthful volcanism in the Canaries.
Pleistocene-and-Holocene cinder cones and lava flows erupted along NE-SW-trending fissures are found throughout the low-altitude arid island and on smaller islands to the north. The largest historical eruption of the Canary Islands took place during 1730-36, when long-term eruptions from a NE-SW-trending fissure formed the Montañas del Fuego and produced voluminous lava flows that covered about 200 sq km. The lava flows reached the western coast along a broad, 20-km-wide front. The villages of Maretas and Santa Catalina were destroyed, along with the most fertile valleys and estates of the arid island. An eruption during 1824 produced a much smaller lava flow that reached the SW coast. Source: Smithsonian GVP
Volcanic coast Los Hervideros, Montanas del fuego in background, Lanzarote Isl., Canaries (Photo: WNomad)
Volcanic crater Charco de los Ciclos/ Laguna el Golfo , Yaiza, Lanzarote Isl., Canaries (Photo: WNomad)
Lanzarote - Cueva de Los Verdes Pt 1: It is a part of a cave-system formed in the lava flow from the volcano Monte Corona around 3000 years ago. The lava at the top coole...
Evening mood in the village of El Golfo, Lanzarote, Canary islands (Photo: Janka)
Lanzarote 2016 - Hiking a part of the Ruta Litoral Pt. 2: Visiting the Lava-flows of Timanfaya from the s... (Photo: Ayasha27)
Lanzarote 2016 - Charco de los clicos Pt.1: An example of Hydrovolcanism - the crater of the volcano Montaña de Golfo (Photo: Ayasha27)