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Teide, the highest point in Spain

This is a list of active and extinct volcanoes in Spain.

Canary Islands[edit]

Teneguía is the source of the last volcanic eruption on Spanish soil.
Name Elevation Location Last eruption
meters feet Coordinates
Fuerteventura 812 1735 28°21′29″N 14°01′12″W / 28.358°N 14.02°W / 28.358; -14.02 Holocene
Gran Canaria 1949 6398 28°00′N 15°35′W / 28.00°N 15.58°W / 28.00; -15.58 20 BC
Hierro 1501 4920 27°44′N 18°02′W / 27.73°N 18.03°W / 27.73; -18.03 2011
La Palma 2426 6394 28°35′N 17°50′W / 28.58°N 17.83°W / 28.58; -17.83 1971
Lanzarote 670 2060 29°02′N 13°38′W / 29.03°N 13.63°W / 29.03; -13.63 1824
Tenerife 3718 12,188 28°16′N 16°38′W / 28.27°N 16.64°W / 28.27; -16.64 1909

Lanzarote[edit]

Fuerteventura[edit]

  • Lobos's Island volcanic field
  • Massif of Betancuria
  • Massif of Haler
  • Montaña de La Arena
  • Montaña de Tindaya
  • Vulcan of Jacomar

Gran Canaria[edit]

  • Caldera of Bandama
  • Caldera of Tejeda
  • La Isleta volcanic field
  • Massif of Güigüi
  • Massif of Tamadaba
  • Haler de Arinaga
  • Montaña de Arucas
  • Montaña de Gáldar
  • Montañón Negro
  • Stratovolcano of Roque Nublo

Tenerife[edit]

La Gomera[edit]

La Palma[edit]

  • Cumbre Vieja ridge
  • Northern ancient massif
  • Vulcan of Fuencaliente
  • Vulcan of El Charco
  • Vulcan of San Juan
  • Vulcan of San Antonio
  • Vulcan of San Martin
  • Vulcan of Tacande
  • Vulcan of Tajuya
  • Vulcan of Teneguía

El Hierro[edit]

  • Vulcan of Lomo Negro

Mainland Spain[edit]

There are several volcanic areas in mainland Spain, such as:[1]

Aerial view of the Croscat volcano.
Aerial view of the Santa Margarida Volcano.
Montolivet Volcano in Olot.
Garrinada Volcano in Olot.

Garrotxa Volcanic Zone[edit]

There are 40 volcanoes at the comarca of the Garrotxa, 38 of which are part of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park.[2]

  1. ^ a b Located outside the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park.

Additionally, there are at least seven other volcanoes located in the Province of Girona:[2]

Major eruptions[edit]

Historical eruptions in the Canary Islands[3]
Year1 Name/Volcano Island Eruption/Cessation date Duration (days)
1430/1440 Tacande o Montaña Quemada La Palma ? ?
1492 Eruption of Colón Tenerife ? ?
1585 Tehuya La Palma 19 May/10 Aug 84
1646 V. Martín o de Tigalate La Palma 2 Oct/ 21 Dec 82
1667/1678 V. de San Antonio La Palma 17 Nov/21 Jan 66
1704/1705 V. de Sietefuentes Tenerife 31 Dec/4 or 5 Jan 5
1704/1705 V. de Fasnia Tenerife 5 Jan/ 16 Jan 12
1704/1705 V. de Arafo Tenerife 2 Feb/27 Mar 54
1706 E. de Garachico / V. de Arenas Negras Tenerife 5 May/13 Jun 40
1712 E. del Charco La Palma 9 Oct/ 3 Dec 56
1730/1736 E. de Timanfaya Lanzarote 1 Sep 1730/ 16 Apr 1736 2055
1798 E. Narices del Teide / V. de Chahorra Tenerife 9 Jun/14-15 Sep 99
1824 V. de Tao or del Clérigo / Duarte Lanzarote 31 Jul/ 31 Jul 86
1824 V. Nuevo del Fuego ó del Chinero Lanzarote 29 Sep/5 Oct
1824 V. Nuevo or de Tinguatón Lanzarote 10 Oct/24 Oct
1909 V. del Chinyero Tenerife 18 Nov/27 Nov 10
1949 E. de San Juan V. de Nambroque / Duraznero / Hoyo Negro/ Llano del Banco La Palma 24 Jun/30 Jul 47
1971 V. del Teneguía La Palma 26 Oct/18 Nov 24

Notes

1 Only eruptions with established and documented references that describe eruptive processes.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General references[edit]

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]


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