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Teneguia 2012.JPG
The monogenetic cone of Teneguia in 2012.
Highest point
Elevation 439 m (1,440 ft) [1]
Prominence 439 metres (1,440 ft)
Coordinates 28°28′N 17°51′W / 28.467°N 17.850°W / 28.467; -17.850Coordinates: 28°28′N 17°51′W / 28.467°N 17.850°W / 28.467; -17.850
Location La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
Mountain type Cinder cone [1]
Last eruption October to November 1971[2]

Teneguía is a monogenetic cinder cone – a vent which has been active once and is considered as being unlikely to become active in the future.[1] It is situated on the island of La Palma, one of the Canary Islands and is located at the southern end of the sub-aerial section of the Cumbre Vieja volcano of which Teneguía is just one of several vents.

1971 eruption[edit]

This vent is the source of the last subaerial volcanic eruption in Spain, which occurred from October 26 to November 28, 1971. Earthquakes preceded the eruption. The eruption killed an elderly fisherman who got too close to the lava and was asphyxiated by the fumes. The eruption also caused some property damage and destroyed a beach, though a new one was later formed by natural means. Populated zones were not affected. The vent has since become an attraction for tourists and forms part of the Monumento Natural de Los Volcanes de Teneguía.



  1. ^ a b c "Global Volcanism Program - La Palma". Volcano.si.edu. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Global Volcanism Program - La Palma". Volcano.si.edu. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

Scarth, Alwyn; Tanguy, Jean-Claude (2001). Volcanoes of Europe. Oxford University Press. p. 243 pp. ISBN 0-19-521754-3.