Volcanológico

LIG AL01: Malpaís del Norte

2016-12-29T22:10:31+00:00

Basaltic lava flows, mainly aa type, fragmented in blocks with numerous cracked tumulus, longitudinally and transversally, from the eruptive fissure of Montaña Lobos, from the Pleistocene Era. Over these lava flows, there are hydromagmatic pyroclastic density currents from the hydromagmatic caldera. On the lower areas, closed endorheic depressions have developed de forming ephemeral, not very [...]

LIG AL02: La Caldera

2016-12-29T22:11:29+00:00

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 [...]

MC01 Montaña Clara-Roque del Oeste

2017-01-09T20:25:28+00:00

Montaña Clara is a large building, approximately 1400x1500 m and 256 m high, with a broad crater open towards the north, of around 700m in diameter. The building is eroded by the sea, and on the cliffs we can observe the genetic evolution that began by being hydromagmatic and ended up with its construction, with [...]

GR01 Costa de Los Resbalajes

2017-01-09T20:30:34+00:00

From the south sector to the north, there is a gradual decrease of the age of materials that make up the coast. This fact clearly results in changes to the coastal setting of the whole littoral. After barely 2 km, it is possible to make out, at least, three stretches: on the first stretch, in [...]

GR02 Barranco de Los Conejos

2017-01-09T20:31:50+00:00

The island of La Graciosa is characterised by recent volcanism and the intense sand covering it. That explains the little significance that erosive shapes have on the whole surface. La Graciosa has a scarce and under developed hydrographic network, with two ravines, one called Barranco Verde, in the south of Montaña del Mojón and Barranco [...]

GR03 Montaña Amarilla

2017-01-09T20:32:40+00:00

This is the only building in La Graciosa almost fully formed by palagonitised deposits of clearly marked hydromagmatic features, with abundant pyroclastic structures associated with surtseyan eruptive mechanisms. The hydromagmatic materials are crowned by strombolian volcanic products with lava fall and emission deposits towards the north, through a horseshoe crater open in that direction. Many [...]

LZ06 Tubo Volcánico de La Corona- Atlántida

2017-01-09T20:55:43+00:00

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 [...]

LZ07 Valles colgados de Famara

2017-01-09T20:56:35+00:00

It includes some complex valleys when it comes to their evolution and morphology, and lacks heads and mouths. The are headless valleys that appear to be hanging at the top as a consequence of the formation of the cliff of Famara. But, in addition, in the middle stretches, the location of the recent lava flows [...]

LZ10 El Cuchillo-Mosta-Montaña Cavera

2017-01-09T21:37:49+00:00

This is the area with the highest concentration of surtseyan cones in all the Canary Islands. The three volcanic buildings that make up the geosite are aligned according to a NE-SW eruptive fissure. In these volcanic buildings, we can clearly follow the complete transition from the initial stages of the hydromagmatic building, with interaction of [...]

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