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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]
6 Jan 2017
Typical eruption style
: ExplosiveTenerife volcano eruptions
: probably around 1600 AD
View all recent quakes
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Distance||Location|
|Thu, 4 Oct|
|Thu, 4 Oct 22:52 UTC||M 1.5 / 28 km||41 km||ATL|
|Wed, 26 Sep|
|Wed, 26 Sep 07:50 UTC||M 1.8 / 31 km||14 km||N SAN JOS|
|Tue, 25 Sep|
|Tue, 25 Sep 12:28 UTC||M 2.2 / 37 km||42 km||ATL|
|Tue, 25 Sep 02:23 UTC||M 1.8 / 30 km||43 km||ATL|
|Thu, 20 Sep|
|Thu, 20 Sep 07:10 UTC||M 1.6 / 33 km||21 km||NW PUERTO DE LA CRUZ.ITF|
The large triangular island of Tenerife is composed of a complex of overlapping Miocene-to-Quaternary stratovolcanoes that have remained active into historical time.
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
Volcanic Cone and small town beside it, near Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Photo: WNomad)
Above the clouds framing El Teide volcano, Tenerife, Canary islands (Photo: Janka)
Clouds moving up the hillsides of El Teide volcano, Tenerife, Canary islands (Photo: Janka)
Teide volcano on Tenerife Island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fumarole at top of highest mountain in Spain and highest volcano in Europe, Pico del Teide (3718m), Tenerife, Canary Islands (Photo: WNomad)
Teno mountains near Masca, Tenerife, Canary islands (Photo: Janka)
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