Teide volcano, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Teide (28.3N, 16.6W) is the third largest volcano on Earth. Like Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea (the first and second largest volcanoes), Teide is a shield volcano. Elevation at the summit of the volcano is 12,188.3 feet (3,715 m). The age of the main subaerial shield phase for Tenerife is about 5 million years. The Las Canadas depression formed by a combination of explosive emptying of a high-level magma chamber and collapse and lateral movement of the summit. The most recent eruption was on the northwest flank of the volcano in 1909.

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