Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06155
Dramatic lighting highlights the steep-sided ridges and deep canyons that dissect Gran Canaria Island. Extensive erosion has strongly modified the island, most of which is Miocene and Pliocene in age. Rejuvenation of volcanic activity during the Quaternary has produced basaltic cinder cones and lava flows, the most recent of which may be less than 1000 years old.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1977.
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