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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.

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