La Palma


Location: 28 28' 18" N, 17.51' 07" W

Elevation:  424 m



Crater of Teneguia - Eruption 1971

The wedge-shaped island of La Palma contains two large volcanic centers. The northern one is cut by the massive Caldera Taburiente. The southern Cumbre Vieja rift volcano, oriented N-S, has been the site of historical eruptions recorded since the 15th century. An eruption from the S tip of La Palma in 1971 produced the Teneguia cinder cone. Fissure-fed eruptions from vents ~1 km S of the 1677 San Antonio cone produced lava flows that reached the SW coast.


Photos: Rolf Cosar                                                                                                                                     Teneguia, Febr. 1988