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Mount Teide Volcano on Tenerife, Canary Islands – January 20th, 2012

28.2N 16.6W

January 20th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Tenerife - January 9th, 2012

This orthorectified image shows Tenerife, the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands. It is a rugged and volcanic island sculpted by successive eruptions throughout its history. Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands archipelago, with a surface area of 2,034.38 km2 (785 sq mi) and the longest coastline amounting to 342 km (213 mi).

In addition, the highest point, the volcano Mount Teide, with an elevation of 3,718 m (12,198 ft) above sea level is the highest point in all of Spain. It is the third highest volcano in the world measured from its base on the ocean floor, after Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea located in Hawaii.

Mount Teide on Tenerife, Canary Islands

28.2N 16.6W

July 30th, 2009 Category: Volcanoes

Canary Islands - July 10th, 2009

Canary Islands - July 10th, 2009

Mount Teide can be seen at the center of Tenerife in the Canary Islands in this orthorectified image. It is an active though dormant volcano which last erupted in 1909 from the El Chinyero vent on the Santiago (northwestern) rift.

The volcano and its surroundings comprise the Teide National Park. The park has an area of 18900 ha and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

At 3718 m above sea level, and approximately 7500 m above the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, Teide is the highest mountain in Spain and the highest point in the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the 13th highest mountain in the European Union and, of those, the highest mountain not in the Alps.