Looking north along the axis of Fuerteventura.
Space Shuttle photo STS059-0093-0072.
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.
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