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Caldera de Taburiente and Timanfaya National Park, Canary Islands

28.7N 17.8W

June 30th, 2011 Category: Volcanoes

Canary Islands - June 21st, 2011

The Canary Islands can be observed in the upper part of this image, off the coast of Morocco and Western Sahara. Upon opening the full image, several interesting volcanic features can be observed.

Of particular note is the Caldera de Taburiente on La Palma (northwesternmost island), which dominates the northern part of the island. The caldera is about 10 km across, and in places the walls tower 2000 m over the caldera floor.

Also of interest is the Timanfaya National Park in the southwestern part of the island of Lanzarote (northeasternmost island). The parkland is entirely made up of volcanic soil, thus appearing dark brown in the image. The area is 51.07 km2.

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