Third highest volcano in the world, and the highest peak in SpainThe Teide volcano is one of the highest volcanoes on the planet Earth, to be more precise is the third in terms of height preceded by two located on the island of Hawaii. It is on the island of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, Spain and its high is 3,718 metres and is also the highest peak of his country.
The Teide is actually inserted in the Teide National Park. In 2007 UNESCO declared it a world heritage site and this area is considered to be one of the 12 treasures of Spain, by the natural wonder that exposes and represents, of course.
Today the volcano does not present activity, although some studies revealed that in the not-too-distant future certainly violent eruptions could occur because the structure is consolidated and given to make it happen as well. In 2004 there were some moves that quickly caused alarm but no eruption of the same. But course, regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world does not stop the alerts you anytime the eruption of Mount Teide cause commotion and of course some complications.
A stratovolcanoAccording to the classification of the subject matter experts, the Teide volcano is a stratovolcano, is how it referred specifically to those volcanoes with cone-shaped, formed by more than one layer of volcanic ash and hardened lava and who also have a great height.
It is characteristic of this type of volcano slope profile and periodic activity of eruptions and explosions and own. Meanwhile, the lava flowing inside is viscous and cools very quickly before reaching distance.
A tourist attractionTherefore, by the beauty of the landscape which proposes and its appearance is that national del Teide is installed is the Park most visited by tourists. Visits annually over three million people. Without a doubt, it is a forced place when it passed by the island of Tenerife.
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