OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Fuerteventura

Latitude (dd): 
28.36
Longitude (dd): 
-14.02
Elevation (m): 
529
Country: 
Spain
State (Province, etc): 
Canary Islands
Type: 
Fissure vents

 

 

 

Pleistocene and Holocene cinder cones and lava flows cover large portions of elongated Fuerteventura Island at the SE end of the Canary Islands.  Fuerteventura is a volcano made of fissure vents Fuerteventura has erupted in the last 10,000 years (Holocene time) but no historic eruptions have been recorded.

South end of the island of Fuerteventura.
Space Shuttle photo STS058-0019-0003.


 

Sources of Information:

Carracedo, J.C., 1994, The Canary Islands: an example of structural control on the growth of large oceanic-island volcanoes. J. Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 60, p. 225-241.

Neumann van Padang, M., Richards, A.F., Machado, F., Bravo, T., Baker, E., Le Maitre, W., 1967, Part XXI, Atlantic Ocean: Catalogue of the active volcanoes of the world, International Association of Volcanology, Rome, Italy, 128 p.

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p

SI/USGS Global Volcanism Program.