Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Tenerife
Teide volcano, the highest point on the island of Tenerife, towers above the scarp of the massive 600,000-year-old Orotava landslide. The light-colored area on the eastern foot of the volcano is covered by plinian tephra deposits from the Mount Blanca eruption about 2000 years ago. Tiede was constructed within the dramatic 10 x 17 km wide Las Cañadas caldera on the SW side of Tenerife. The large triangular island is composed of a complex of overlapping stratovolcanoes that have remained active into historical time. Photo by Alexander Belousov (Institute of Volcanology, Kliuchi).
Volcano Number:383030
Volcano Name:Tenerife
Country:Spain
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:1909 CE
Elevation:3715m
Tectonic Setting:Intraplate / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:0
Pop. within 10km:156
Pop. within 30km:337660
Pop. within 100km:766276
Latitude:28.271
Longitude:-16.641



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
383030 Tenerife 13065 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Montañas Negras) Tephrochronology -7550
383030 Tenerife 13066 Confirmed Eruption NE flank (Montaña Negra-Los Tomillos) Radiocarbon (corrected) -7260
383030 Tenerife 13067 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Montaña de Abeque) Tephrochronology -6850
383030 Tenerife 13068 Confirmed Eruption Teide NNE flank (Montaña del Abrunco) Tephrochronology -6550
383030 Tenerife 13069 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Montaña Liferfe) Radiocarbon (corrected) -6200
383030 Tenerife 13070 Confirmed Eruption Teide NE flank (Montañas de los Conejos) Tephrochronology -5750
383030 Tenerife 13071 Confirmed Eruption Teide N flank (Pico Cabras) Tephrochronology -5550
383030 Tenerife 13072 Confirmed Eruption Teide E flank (Montaña de los Corrales) Tephrochronology -5250
383030 Tenerife 13073 Confirmed Eruption Teide NE flank (Montañas de los Corrales) Tephrochronology -4650
383030 Tenerife 13074 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Montaña Cueve de Ratón) Radiocarbon (corrected) -4200
383030 Tenerife 13075 Confirmed Eruption Teide NE flank (upper Montaña Abejera) Radiocarbon (corrected) -3960
383030 Tenerife 13076 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Montaña del Estrucho) Tephrochronology -3750
383030 Tenerife 13077 Confirmed Eruption Teide NE flank (lower Montaña Abejera) Radiocarbon (corrected) -3540
383030 Tenerife 13078 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Montaña Cruz) Tephrochronology -3450
383030 Tenerife 13079 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Montaña Bilma) Tephrochronology -3050
383030 Tenerife 13080 Confirmed Eruption Teide SE flank (Montaña de la Cruz) Tephrochronology -2850
383030 Tenerife 13081 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Las Montañetas Negras) Tephrochronology -2650
383030 Tenerife 13082 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Montaña Cruz de Tea) Tephrochronology -2300
383030 Tenerife 13083 Confirmed Eruption Teide SE flank (Montaña Majúa) Tephrochronology -2250
383030 Tenerife 13084 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Montaña de Chío) Radiocarbon (corrected) -1980
383030 Tenerife 13085 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Montaña Botija) Tephrochronology -1700
383030 Tenerife 13086 Confirmed Eruption Teide SW flank (La Mancha Ruana) Tephrochronology -1650
383030 Tenerife 13087 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Montaña Samara) Tephrochronology -1400
383030 Tenerife 13088 Confirmed Eruption Teide SW flank (Los Gemelos) Tephrochronology -1150
383030 Tenerife 13089 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Montaña de Cascajo) Tephrochronology -1050
383030 Tenerife 13090 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Volcán el Ciego) Radiocarbon (corrected) -670
383030 Tenerife 13091 Confirmed Eruption NW flank of Teide (El Boquerón) Radiocarbon (corrected) -580
383030 Tenerife 13092 Confirmed Eruption Teide-Pico Viejo complex Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -520
383030 Tenerife 13093 Confirmed Eruption 4 + Montaña Blanca, Pico Viejo Radiocarbon (corrected) -80
383030 Tenerife 13094 Confirmed Eruption NW flank of Pico Viejo (Roques Blancos) Radiocarbon (corrected) 30
383030 Tenerife 13095 Confirmed Eruption Teide-Pico Viejo complex Radiocarbon (uncorrected) 40
383030 Tenerife 13096 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Los Hornitos) Radiocarbon (corrected) 90
383030 Tenerife 13097 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Cuevas Negras) Tephrochronology 190
383030 Tenerife 13098 Confirmed Eruption NW flank of Pico Viejo (Roques Blancos) Radiocarbon (corrected) 240
383030 Tenerife 13099 Confirmed Eruption NE rift zone (Volcán Negro) Tephrochronology 700
383030 Tenerife 13100 Confirmed Eruption 0 Pico de Tiede Radiocarbon (corrected) 800
383030 Tenerife 13101 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Montaña Reventada) Radiocarbon (corrected) 1060
383030 Tenerife 13102 Uncertain Eruption 1341
383030 Tenerife 13103 Uncertain Eruption 1396
383030 Tenerife 13107 Uncertain Eruption 1444
383030 Tenerife 13108 Confirmed Eruption NW rift zone (Montaña Boca Cangrejo) Historical Observations 1492/8/24
383030 Tenerife 13109 Confirmed Eruption 2 NW rift zone (Siete Fuentes, Fasnia, Güímar) Historical Observations 1704/12/31 1705/3/27
383030 Tenerife 13110 Confirmed Eruption 2 NW rift zone (Garachico) Historical Observations 1706/5/5 1706/6/13
383030 Tenerife 13111 Confirmed Eruption 3 SW flank of Pico Viejo (Chahorra) Historical Observations 1798/6/9 1798/9/14
383030 Tenerife 13112 Confirmed Eruption 2 NW rift zone (Chinyero) Historical Observations 1909/11/18 1909/11/27
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Sorry. No emissions data found for this volcano.


Data from the Earthchem Library
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Data from the Earthchem Portal


Data from the SESAR Database
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Data from the MaGa Database
Location: North West Rift Zone (View Details at MaGa DB)
Description: Area interested by a diffuse soil degassing along the NE tectonic structures, along the flank of the volcano.
Hazard Description: n.d.
Type: soil_diffuse_emission
Region: Canary Islands
Country: Spain
Volcanic Complex: Teide
Gas Flux Data:
Measurement Name Detail Date Specie Flux Std. Dev. Unit of Measure
NWR_07/10/2016 Detail 2016/10/07 CO2 338 18 Mg/d
NWR_14/07/2016 Detail 2016/07/14 CO2 255 9 Mg/d
NWR_10/07/2015 Detail 2015/07/10 CO2 403 17 Mg/d
NWR_06/08/2014 Detail 2014/08/06 CO2 188 7 Mg/d
NWR_23/07/2013 Detail 2013/07/23 CO2 221 7 Mg/d
NWR_07/07/2012 Detail 2012/07/07 CO2 183 7 Mg/d
NWR_06/07/2011 Detail 2011/07/06 CO2 192 7 Mg/d
NWR_07/07/2010 Detail 2010/07/07 CO2 160 5 Mg/d
NWR_29/07/2010 Detail 2010/07/29 CO2 177 4 Mg/d
NWR_03/12/2008 Detail 2008/12/03 CO2 267 10 Mg/d
NWR_17/09/2008 Detail 2008/09/17 CO2 243 10 Mg/d
NWR_13/06/2008 Detail 2008/06/13 CO2 142 7 Mg/d
NWR_27/02/2007 Detail 2007/02/27 CO2 476 23 Mg/d
NWR_11/11/2007 Detail 2007/11/11 CO2 162 10 Mg/d
NWR_14/08/2007 Detail 2007/08/14 CO2 157 3 Mg/d
NWR_21/06/2007 Detail 2007/06/21 CO2 257 10 Mg/d
NWR_27/02/2007 Detail 2007/02/27 CO2 287 8 Mg/d
NWR_03/12/2006 Detail 2006/12/03 CO2 84 7 Mg/d
NWR_01/08/2006 Detail 2006/08/01 CO2 168 6 Mg/d
NWR_26/04/2006 Detail 2006/04/26 CO2 199 7 Mg/d
NWR_29/03/2006 Detail 2006/03/29 CO2 292 9 Mg/d
NWR_01/03/2006 Detail 2006/03/01 CO2 138 5 Mg/d
NWR_01/03/2006 Detail 2006/03/01 CO2 138 5 Mg/d
NWR_07/12/2005 Detail 2005/12/07 CO2 324 11 Mg/d
NWR_05/11/2005 Detail 2005/11/05 CO2 339 10 Mg/d
NWR_19/10/2005 Detail 2005/10/19 CO2 867 21 Mg/d
NWR_21/09/2005 Detail 2005/09/21 CO2 436 19 Mg/d
NWR_10/08/2005 Detail 2005/08/10 CO2 209 3 Mg/d
NWR_13/07/2005 Detail 2005/07/13 CO2 303 10 Mg/d
NWR_22/06/2005 Detail 2005/06/22 CO2 217 6 Mg/d
NWR_24/05/2005 Detail 2005/05/24 CO2 471 24 Mg/d
NWR_12/04/2005 Detail 2005/04/12 CO2 437 24 Mg/d
NWR_22/03/2005 Detail 2005/03/22 CO2 467 28 Mg/d
NWR_02/02/2005 Detail 2005/02/02 CO2 275 18 Mg/d
NWR_12/12/2005 Detail 2005/12/12 CO2 262 13 Mg/d
NWR_21/12/2004 Detail 2004/12/21 CO2 329 10 Mg/d
NWR_24/11/2004 Detail 2004/11/24 CO2 163 9 Mg/d
NWR_09/11/2004 Detail 2004/11/09 CO2 355 15 Mg/d
NWR_03/11/2004 Detail 2004/11/03 CO2 200 6 Mg/d
NWR_27/10/2004 Detail 2004/10/27 CO2 225 13 Mg/d
NWR_10/10/2004 Detail 2004/10/10 CO2 101 3 Mg/d
NWR_21/09/2004 Detail 2004/09/21 CO2 74 3 Mg/d
NWR_20/08/2004 Detail 2004/08/20 CO2 138 4 Mg/d
NWR_23/07/2004 Detail 2004/07/23 CO2 137 6 Mg/d
NWR_07/07/2004 Detail 2004/07/07 CO2 96 7 Mg/d
NWR_18/06/2004 Detail 2004/06/18 CO2 164 7 Mg/d
NWR_26/05/2004 Detail 2004/05/26 CO2 402 13 Mg/d
NWR_04/05/2004 Detail 2004/05/04 CO2 399 14 Mg/d
NWR_01/08/2003 Detail 2003/08/01 CO2 118 4 Mg/d
NWR_01/04/2000 Detail 2000/04/01 CO2 52 2 Mg/d

Location: Teide fumarolic area (View Details at MaGa DB)
Description: Fumarolic emission on the summit of the volcano.
Hazard Description: n.a.
Type: fumarole
Region: Canary Islands, Spain
Country: Spain
Volcanic Complex: Teide
Gas Concentration Data:
Measurement Name Detail Date Specie Concentration Unit of Measure
Teide summit crater fumaroles Detail 1999/07/03 CO2 888066.7
Teide summit crater fumaroles Detail 2005/09/17 CO2 282496.9
Teide summit crater fumaroles Detail 2005/09/17 CH4 11547.9
Gas Flux Data:
Measurement Name Detail Date Specie Flux Std. Dev. Unit of Measure
Teide summit crater fumaroles Detail 1999/07/03 CO2 69.4 58
Teide summit crater fumaroles Detail 2005/09/17 CO2 5.5 0.21

Location: Teide summit crater (View Details at MaGa DB)
Description: Persistent diffuse degassing activity on the summit crater of the volcano.
Hazard Description: n.a.
Type: soil_diffuse_emission
Region: Canary Islands, Spain
Country: Spain
Volcanic Complex: Teide
Gas Flux Data:
Measurement Name Detail Date Specie Flux Std. Dev. Unit of Measure
Teide summit crater_23081999 Detail 1999/08/23 CO2 6.4 0.4 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_08092000 Detail 2000/09/08 CO2 2.2 0.2 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_01082001 Detail 2001/08/01 CO2 26.3 2.7 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_15092003 Detail 2003/09/15 CO2 5.2 0.4 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_08082004 Detail 2004/08/08 CO2 3.2 0.4 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_01082005 Detail 2005/08/01 CO2 8.2 1.7 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_02092005 Detail 2005/09/02 CO2 16.6 3 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_09092005 Detail 2005/09/09 CO2 12.2 1.6 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_17092005 Detail 2005/09/17 CO2 28.1 4.2 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_06102005 Detail 2005/10/06 CO2 26.2 3.2 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_02112005 Detail 2005/11/02 CO2 14.7 2.1 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_02122005 Detail 2005/12/02 CO2 5.2 0.7 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_19062006 Detail 2006/06/19 CO2 7.5 0.5 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_20072006 Detail 2006/07/20 CO2 7.4 0.7 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_20082006 Detail 2006/08/20 CO2 18.2 2.1 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_28092006 Detail 2006/09/28 CO2 27.2 3.5 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_26102006 Detail 2006/10/26 CO2 15.1 2.5 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_04012007 Detail 2007/01/04 CO2 23.2 3.7 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_18042007 Detail 2007/04/18 CO2 21.3 2.9 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_15152007 Detail 2008/03/16 CO2 24.9 1.5 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_14062007 Detail 2007/06/14 CO2 7.6 1 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_26072007 Detail 2007/07/26 CO2 12.1 1.8 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_30082007 Detail 2007/08/30 CO2 13.6 1.3 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_28092007 Detail 2007/09/28 CO2 20.3 1.6 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_07102007 Detail 2007/10/07 CO2 4 0.2 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_04112007 Detail 2007/11/04 CO2 9.4 1.4 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_29012008 Detail 2008/01/29 CO2 20.8 1.9 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_16042008 Detail 2008/04/16 CO2 17 3.2 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_29052008 Detail 2008/05/29 CO2 5.4 0.3 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_18062008 Detail 2008/06/18 CO2 8.3 1.4 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_18072008 Detail 2008/07/18 CO2 19.8 2.7 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_20082008 Detail 2008/08/20 CO2 17.8 1.8 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_03102008 Detail 2008/10/03 CO2 10.5 2.2 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_14112008 Detail 2008/11/14 CO2 20.3 2.9 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_16122008 Detail 2008/12/16 CO2 7.4 1.4 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_16042009 Detail 2009/04/16 CO2 24.4 4.3 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_13052009 Detail 2009/05/13 CO2 23.4 2.7 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_05062009 Detail 2009/06/05 CO2 27.9 3.1 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_10082009 Detail 2009/08/10 CO2 19.1 2.4 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_22082009 Detail 2009/08/22 CO2 23.9 4 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_10112009 Detail 2009/11/10 CO2 11.4 2.4 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_07102009 Detail 2009/10/07 CO2 11.7 1.7 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_05112009 Detail 2009/11/05 CO2 29.4 4.8 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_03122009 Detail 2009/12/03 CO2 36.3 6 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_13102010 Detail 2010/10/13 CO2 11.8 2.6 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_30032010 Detail 2010/03/30 CO2 8.9 2 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_30032010 Detail 2010/03/30 CO2 8.9 2 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_28042010 Detail 2010/04/28 CO2 22.6 4.5 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_072000 Detail 2000/07/01 CO2 75 0 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_072004 Detail CO2 100 0 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_062001 Detail CO2 383 0 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_041997 Detail 1997/04/01 CO2 380 0 Mg/d
Teide summit crater_041997 Detail 1997/04/01 CH4 1.6 0 Mg/d
Teide_01041997 Detail 1997/04/01 CO2 380 0 Mg/d
Teide_01012011 Detail 2011/01/01 CO2 48.4 0 Mg/d
Teide_01012010 Detail 2010/01/01 CO2 136.1 0 Mg/d
Teide_01012009 Detail 2009/01/01 CO2 179.9 0 Mg/d
Teide_01012008 Detail 2008/01/01 CO2 96.1 0 Mg/d
Teide_01012007 Detail 2007/01/01 CO2 70.7 0 Mg/d
Teide_01012006 Detail 2006/01/01 CO2 81.9 0 Mg/d
Teide_01012005 Detail 2005/01/01 CO2 27.4 0 Mg/d
Teide_01012004 Detail 2004/01/01 CO2 26.9 0 Mg/d
Teide_01012003 Detail 2003/01/01 CO2 42.5 0 Mg/d
Teide_01012001 Detail 2001/01/01 CO2 161.6 0 Mg/d
Teide_01012000 Detail 2000/01/01 CO2 10.3 0 Mg/d
Teide_0101999 Detail 1999/01/01 CO2 38.4 0 Mg/d
Teide_0101997 Detail 1997/01/01 co2 65.3 0 Mg/d