Cumbre Vieja

volcano in La Palma, Spain

Cumbre Vieja (Spanish: Old Peak, local pronunciation: ['kumbɾe 'bjeha]) is a mountain range and an active volcano on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain. It erupted twice in the 20th century, in 1949 (Volcán San Juan) and again in 1971 (Volcán Teneguía). The latest eruption started on 19 September 2021.

Cumbre Vieja
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Satellite photo of Caldera de Taburiente and Cumbre Nueva, La Palma, Canary Islands. (Note: South is to the top, north at the bottom.)
Highest point
Elevation1,949 m (6,394 ft)[1]
Prominence577 m (1,893 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates28°34′N 17°50′W / 28.567°N 17.833°W / 28.567; -17.833
Geography
LocationLa Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
Geology
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption2021 (ongoing)[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "La Palma". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.
  2. "Spanish scientists say the volcano on La Palma island in the Canary Islands Atlantic archipelago has erupted". Barcelona, Spain. Associated Press. 19 September 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2021.