Gran Canaria

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 28°N
  • 15.58°W

  • 1950 m
    6396 ft

  • 383040
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
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Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0040 ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Bandama
0010 ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) El Garañón
0580 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Doramas and El Lentiscal
0590 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Sima de Jinámar
0620 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Montaña Negra de Jinámar
0920 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Jabalobos
1010 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Pinos de Gáldar
1180 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Montañón Negro
1250 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Fagajesto
4630 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) San Mateo
4670 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) El Hoyo

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery


Marteles Maar in the foreground and several cinder cones in the background are part of a group of Quaternary monogenetic volcanoes in northern Gran Canaria. The largely Miocene-to-Pliocene island in the middle of the Canary archipelago contains three major volcanic structures, which have been modified by caldera collapse, gravitational edifice failure, and extensive erosion. Very young basaltic cones and lava flows of Holocene age are situated within the island and at Las Isletas, a peninsula on the NE coast.

Photo by Alexander Belousov (Institute of Volcanology, Kliuchi).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Gran Canaria in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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