Cumbre Vieja Volcano


    In News

    • Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on Spain’s Canary Island of La Palma.
      • Cumbre Vieja last erupted in 1971 and in 1949.

    About La Palma

    • La Palma is one of the eight volcanic islands in Spain’s Canary Islands archipelago off Africa’s western coast. 
    • It has rugged and forested terrain and is dotted with volcanoes like Teneguía and Cumbre Vieja. 
    • Its highest mountain is the Roque de los Muchachos, at 2,423 metres being second among the peaks of the Canaries only to the peaks of the Teide massif on Tenerife.
    • Capital: Santa Cruz de la Palma.

    Location of Canary Islands 

    • The Canary archipelago (group of islands) is located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1300 km South of mainland Spain and 115 km West of the African coast (Morocco).
    • It includes 7 islands belonging to Spain, among which La Palma (in the North-West of the archipelago), Tenerife and Gran Canaria (central).


    Volcanoes in India

    • Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India’s only active volcano)
    • Narcondam, Andaman Islands
    • Baratang, Andaman Islands
    • Deccan Traps, Maharashtra
    • Dhinodhar Hills, Gujarat
    • Dhosi Hill, Haryana

    Source: TH