LIG AL02: La Caldera

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A hydromagmatic construction, almost 300 m tall, with a diameter at the base of more than 2 km and a ring crater of around 1238 m in diameter. The volcanic construction is formed by a strong series of pyroclastic waves, that go from wet to dry from wall to ceiling, showing all the characteristic features [...]

LZ04 Salinas del Río

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These are the oldest in the Canary Islands as they were exploited in the 16th Century. They are on a flat surface at the bottom of the Famara cliff, separated from the island of La Graciosa by the river "El Río". The plain it is on, consists of detrital materials that resulted from the erosion [...]

LZ06 Tubo Volcánico de La Corona- Atlántida

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It formed after the eruption of Volcán de La Corona around 25 ka BP. It is more than 7.6 km long. It consists of a complex of halls and galleries superimposed with domes of up to 20x20 m and small interior lagoons. On the surface, the tube stands out because of a linked succession of [...]

LZ16 Vega de San José-Guanapay

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Located near the southern end of Risco de Famara, it is a river valley transformed into an interior endorheic basin after the eruption of the Guanapay volcano. The top sector is currently disconnected from the rest of the valley due to the ravine directly over Risco de Famara. In the endorheic area of the valley, [...]

LZ18 Montaña Tinache

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A volcanic building formed in the Middle Pleistocene. In the process there was a series of hydromagmatic and strombolian episodes. Abundant dune enclaves. The crater is filled by sandy-clay deposits. In its flanks there is a high level of encalichamiento developed on the surface as a consequence of the erosion of the external pyroclastic levels [...]

(Español) LZ27 Lavas de Timanfaya

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The 1730-1736 Timanfaya eruptions resulted in one of the largest and most long-lasting superficially historical lava fields. During the eruptions, the lava flows covered an area of around 176 km2, forming piled up lava that in some points reach a power of up to 100 m according to data obtained from deep surveys carried out [...]

LZ28 Conos de Timanfaya

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This geosite includes cones that appeared during the early and late stages of the Timanfaya eruption. The pyroclastic cone of Caldera de Los Cuervos is the structure generated on the 1st of September 1730 that led to the beginning of the eruption of Timanfaya, which lasted for more than six years. It is a structure [...]

LZ31 Montaña Rajada

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Mountain Rajada is one of the largest isolated volcanic structures of the historic eruption of Timanfaya. It consists of a complex morphological cone which is a result of its construction around several craters that are aligned in the direction of the main Timanfaya fracture and displays distinctive eruptive styles. The main crater houses a lava [...]

LZ37 Los Hervideros

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It is characterised by a cliff developed from the historical Timanfaya lava flow (18th Century) on the west coast of the island of Lanzarote. The historical lava flow reached enormous power or thickness at this point. They are olivine basaltic lavas with abundant xenoliths of dunite. On the surface, they have aa type morphology and [...]

LZ38 Laguna de Janubio

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This geosite is located in the old port of Real de Janubio, which is currently a coastal lagoon that is closed off with a rope fence which originated from the longshore drift of products arising from the dismantling of lava flows from the eruptions of 1730-1736. In this geosite, we can also observe marine rasas [...]

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