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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08752

The northern of two large volcanic centers forming the wedge-shaped island of La Palma, Taburiente, is seen from the southern volcano, Cumbre Vieja.  Bejenado volcano (left-center) is located in the large breached caldera of Taburiente volcano (background).  Cumbre Nueva Ridge (right) was formed by a large-scale collapse.  Cumbre Vieja, the southern volcano, is one of the most active in the Canaries.  The elongated volcano is oriented N-S and has been the site of numerous historical eruptions. Photo by Yasuo Miyabuchi, 1997 (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Kyushu).

The northern of two large volcanic centers forming the wedge-shaped island of La Palma, Taburiente, is seen from the southern volcano, Cumbre Vieja. Bejenado volcano (left-center) is located in the large breached caldera of Taburiente volcano (background). Cumbre Nueva Ridge (right) was formed by a large-scale collapse. Cumbre Vieja, the southern volcano, is one of the most active in the Canaries. The elongated volcano is oriented N-S and has been the site of numerous historical eruptions.

Photo by Yasuo Miyabuchi, 1997 (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Kyushu).


La Palma