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Tobias visited the Canary Islands on a reconnaissance trip in December 2013 as a preparation for a new tour for VolcanoDiscovery Tours. We present some of his pictures from Lanzarote Island. ... Lees alle
 

Lanzarote vulkaan

schildvulkaan 670 m
Canary Islands (Spain), 29.01°N / -13.75°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 31 Oct 2015

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.

Typical eruption style: Explosieve
Lanzarote vulkaanuitbarstingen: 1824

Laatste aardbevingen in de omgeving

Geen recente aardbevingen
TijdMag. / DiepteAfstandLocatie

Background

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

Lanzarote Foto's

Vulkanische kust Los Hervideros, Montanas del fuego in achtergrond, Isl. Lanzarote, Canarische eilanden (Photo: WNomad)
Vulkanische kust Los Hervideros, Montanas del fuego in achtergrond, Isl. Lanzarote, Canarische eilanden (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 cooled down faster than the flow in the inside-so the caves were formed. At some parts the roof collapsed and left the so called Jameos (which sometimes have a fantastic acoustic). The Cueva de Los Verdes is only one short part which can be visited by tourists. (Photo: Ayasha27)
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...
Volcanic crater Charco de los Ciclos/ Laguna el Golfo , Yaiza, Lanzarote Isl., Canaries (Photo: WNomad)
Volcanic crater Charco de los Ciclos/ Laguna el Golfo , Yaiza, Lanzarote Isl., Canaries (Photo: WNomad)
Evening mood in the village of El Golfo, Lanzarote, Canary islands (Photo: Janka)
Evening mood in the village of El Golfo, Lanzarote, Canary islands (Photo: Janka)
 


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