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Small earthquake swarm under Teide volcano on 14 June 2019 (image: IGN)
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019
A small earthquake swarm occurred last Friday (14 June) under the SE flank of Teide volcano. It was a very weak event which doesn't suggest that the volcano is about to awake in a near future. ... [more]
Location of today's earthquake under Teide volcano
Friday, Jan 06, 2017
A shallow magnitude 3 earthquake occurred almost directly under the summit of Teide volcano in 3 km depth today (at 12:18 UTC). ... [more]
 

Tenerife volcano

shield volcano 3715 m
Canary Islands (Spain), 28.27°N / -16.64°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Last update: 16 Jun 2019
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Tenerife volcano eruptions: 1909, 1798, 1706, 1704, 1492, 1444?, 1396?, 1341?
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 21 Oct 2019
Mon, 21 Oct 02:00 UTCM 0.7 / 3 km11 kmNw Fasnia.itf (Spain)
Sun, 20 Oct 2019
Sun, 20 Oct 08:03 UTCM 1.2 / 16 km18 kmS Granadilla De Abona.itf (Spain)
Sun, 20 Oct 02:32 UTCM 0.8 / 10 km3 kmNw Vilaflor De Chasna.itf (Spain)
Sun, 20 Oct 02:18 UTCM 2.5 / 16 km22 kmSe Granadilla De Abona.itf (Spain)
Sun, 20 Oct 00:37 UTCM 1.0 / 17 km14 kmNw Fasnia.itf (Spain)
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The large triangular island of Tenerife is composed of a complex of overlapping Miocene-to-Quaternary stratovolcanoes that have remained active into historical time.

Background:

The NE-trending Cordillera Dorsal volcanic massif joins the Las Cañadas volcano on the SW side of Tenerife with older volcanoes, creating the largest volcanic complex of the Canary Islands. Controversy surrounds the formation of the dramatic 10 x 17 km Las Cañadas caldera, which is partially filled by 3715-m-high Teide stratovolcano, the highest peak in the Atlantic Ocean. The origin of the caldera has been considered to be due entirely or in part to either a massive landslide (in a manner similar to the earlier formation of the massive La Orotava and Guimar valleys in the Cordillera Dorsal) or due to major explosive eruptions. The most recent stage of activity beginning in the late Pleistocene included the construction of the Pico Viejo and Teide edifices. Tenerife was perhaps observed in eruption by Christopher Columbus, and several flank vents on the Canary Island's most active volcano have been active during historical time. Source: Smithsonian GVP

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