Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06130
The steep-walled Caldera de Taburiente is the most prominent feature of La Palma island. The caldera extends 10 km in a NE-SW direction and is breached to the sea on the SW side through a narrow notch at the left. Historical eruptions on La Palma have been restricted to a series of fissures and cones along a N-S-trending dorsal ridge extending to the southern tip of the island.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1977.