Tenerife volcano

Updated: Aug 9, 2022 23:52 GMT - Refresh
shield volcano 3715 m
Canary Islands (Spain), 28.27°N / -16.64°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 13 Jul 2022 (seismic activity 2000-2022 (video animation))

The large triangular island of Tenerife is composed of a complex of overlapping Miocene-to-Quaternary stratovolcanoes that have remained active into historical time.

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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Tenerife volcano eruptions: 1909, 1798, 1706, 1704, 1492, 1444?, 1396?, 1341?
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Monday, August 8, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 8, 2022 10:42 pm (GMT +1) (Aug 8, 2022 21:42 GMT)
1.4

10 km
9.6 km (6 mi)
Spain: SE LOS REALEJOS.ITF
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 3, 2022 2:32 pm (GMT +1) (Aug 3, 2022 13:32 GMT)
1.6

24 km
5.1 km (3.2 mi)
Tenerife, 10.4 km south of Realejo Alto, Spain
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 2, 2022 2:24 am (GMT +1) (Aug 2, 2022 01:24 GMT)
1.7

27 km
37 km (23 mi)
23 km east of Granadilla de Abona, Spain
Sunday, July 31, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 31, 2022 4:34 am (GMT +1) (Jul 31, 2022 03:34 GMT)
1.5

25 km
6.9 km (4.3 mi)
Tenerife, 13 km north of Arona, Spain
Saturday, July 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 30, 2022 5:51 am (GMT +1) (Jul 30, 2022 04:51 GMT)
1.7

18 km
9.6 km (6 mi)
11 km north of Arona, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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

Tenerife Photos

Volcanic Cone and small town beside it, near Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Photo: WNomad)
Volcanic Cone and small town beside it, near Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Photo: WNomad)
The hydrothermaly altered rocks at the Mirador de Los Azulejo. Tenerife island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The hydrothermaly altered rocks at the Mirador de Los Azulejo. Tenerife island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Above the clouds framing El Teide volcano, Tenerife, Canary islands (Photo: Janka)
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)
Clouds moving up the hillsides of El Teide volcano, Tenerife, Canary islands (Photo: Janka)
 



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Europe's Volcanic Outpost (Walking and study tour to the Canary Islands: Lanzarote, La Palma, El Hierro and Tenerife)

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