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  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 29.03°N
  • 13.63°W

  • 670 m
    2198 ft

  • 383060
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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
1824 Jul 31 1824 Oct 24 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Tao, Nuevo del Fuego, Tinguatón
1730 Sep 1 1736 Apr 16 Confirmed 3 Historical Observations Montañas del Fuego
0700 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Magnetism Mazo, Santa Catalina, Corazoncillo
0500 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Magnetism Montaña de Juan Perdomo

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Photo Gallery

Circular Caldera del Corazoncillo (center), also known as Caldera de Fuencaliente, was active during a two-week period in September 1730, at the beginning of the 1730-36 Montañas del Fuego eruption on Lanzarote. The lava flows were erupted from NE-SW-trending fissures, and most reached the coast along a broad 20-km-wide front on the western side of the island. The 60-km-long island of Lanzarote at the NE end of the Canary Islands contains the largest concentration of youthful volcanism in the Canaries.

Photo by Nicolau Wallenstein (Center of Volcanology, Azores University).
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The Caldera de los Cuervos (left-center) was formed during the initial stage of the largest historical eruption of the Canary Islands during 1730 to 1736. Eruptions from a NE-SW trending fissure formed the Montañas del Fuego and produced voluminous lava flows that covered about 200 sq km, reaching the western coast. The villages of Maretas and Santa Catalina were destroyed along with the most fertile valleys and estates of the arid island.

Photo by Raphaël Paris, 2001 (CNRS, Clermont-Ferrand).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 1 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections. Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description
NMNH 116691-12 Lava with stalactite and stalagmite

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