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Volcanoes and volcanic areas in Spain



Expert questions possible collapse of Cumbre Vieja in La Palma causing mega-tsunami (Aug 2005)

First volcanic risk map for El Teide (Canaries Ahora) The first risk map of El Teide has been published in the journal Estudios Geológicos, based on reconstruction of recent geological past of the island (last 30,00 years). Areas most at risk are centre and north east, though with a 60-80% possibility that eruption would be 'not very dangerous'. Teide has been at rest since 1909. The study notes that eruptions are not regular, occuring between every 3 and 500 years. The director of the study Juan Carlos Carracedocalls for more funding for detection to avoid alarmism. (July 2005)

See also Cumbre vieja debate