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La Palma
Flag of La Palma
Flag of La Palma
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 28°40′N, 17°52′W
Archipelago Canary Islands
Area 706 km²
Highest point Roque de los Muchachos
2,423 m
Administration
Flag of Spain Spain
Autonomous Community Canary Islands
Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Largest city Los Llanos de Aridane (19,659 (2004))
Demographics
Population 86,062 (as of 2006)
Density 121/km²

La Palma, is a volcanic ocean island owned and governed by Spain. It is one of the seven major (there are also two minor) Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off of the west coast of Africa. It is located at 28°40′N, 17°52′W. This article is about the islands in the Atlantic Ocean. ... Palma is Spanish for palm tree, and is found in several geographic names. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the islands in the Atlantic Ocean. ... Roque de los Muchachos Roque de los Muchachos translates into English as The Rock Of The Boys, and is the name given to the rocky mound at the highest point on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands of Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Autonomous communities of Spain. ... This article is about the islands in the Atlantic Ocean. ... In addition to its autonomous communities, Spain is divided into fifty provinces. ... Santa Cruz de Tenerife province Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a province of Spain, consisting of the western part of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands. ... Los Llanos de Aridane is both a municipality and a town in the Canary Islands on the island of La Palma in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... This article is about the islands in the Atlantic Ocean. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...



La Palma has an area of 706 km² making it the fifth largest of the seven main Canary Islands. The total population is about 85,000, of which 18,000 (2003 data) live in the capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma and about 20,000 (2004 data) in Los Llanos de Aridane. Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Santa Cruz de la Palma (Spanish for the Holy Cross) is located on the eastern part of the island of La Palma in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands. ... Los Llanos de Aridane is a municipality in the Canary Islands on the island of La Palma in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ...


La Palma, like the other islands of the Canary Island archipelago, is a volcanic ocean island. The volcano rises almost 7 km (almost 4 1/3 miles) above the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. Missing image image:ccaa-canary. ...


La Palma's geography is a result of the volcanic formation of the island. The highest peaks reach over 2400 m above sea level, and the base of the island is located almost 4000 m below sea level. The northern part of La Palma is dominated by the Caldera de Taburiente, with a width of 9 km and a depth of 1500 m. It is surrounded by a ring of mountains ranging from 1600 m to 2400 m in height. Only the deep Barranco de las Angustias canyon leads into the inner area of the caldera which is a national park. It can be reached only by hiking. The outer slopes are cut by numerous barrancos (gorges) which run from 2000 m down to the sea. Today, only few of these carry water due to the many galerias (water tunnels) that have been cut into the islands structure. Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... View of the massive walls of the Caldera Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente is a national park on the island of La Palma, Spain. ...


In 1815, the great German geologist Leopold von Buch visited the Canary Islands. It was as a result of his visit to La Palma and Tenerife where he visited the Las Cañadas and Taburiente calderas, that the Spanish word "Caldera" was introduced into the geological vocabulary. Satellite image of Santorini. ...


From the caldera to the south runs the ridge Cumbre Nueva. The southern part of La Palma is dominated by the Cumbre Vieja, a volcanic ridge formed by numerous volcanic cones built of lava and scoria. The Cumbre Vieja is active - but dormant, with the last eruption occurring in 1971 at the Teneguia vent which is located at the southern end of the Cumbre Vieja - Punta de Fuencaliente, (The Point of the Hot Fountain). Cumbre Vieja (Spanish: Old Summit) is a volcanic ridge on the island of La Palma in Spains Canary Islands. ...


La Palma is dominated by the colours blue, green and black. Blue represent the surrounding ocean, Green represents the abundant plant life (which is the most diverse in the Canary Islands) and Black comes from the volcanic rocks that forms the landscape and the numerous playas (beaches) of black sand. For other uses, see Sand (disambiguation). ...

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Government

The island is part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The island is divided into 14 municipalities: In addition to its seventeen autonomous communities, Spain is divided into fifty provinces. ... Santa Cruz de Tenerife (2005 population 223,148) is a city on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. ...

Barlovento (Spanish for leeward) is a municipality in the northern part of the island of La Palma, one of the Canary Islands, and a part of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Breña Baja (Spanish for Lower Breña) is located on the east-southeastern part of the island of La Palma in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands. ... Breña Baja (Spanish for Lower Breña) is located on the east-southeastern part of the island of La Palma in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands. ... Fuencaliente, also Fuencaliente de la Palma (Spanish meaning hot spring) is located on the southern tip of La Palma in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands. ... Garafía is a municipality in the Canary Islands in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Los Llanos de Aridane is a municipality in the Canary Islands on the island of La Palma in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... El Paso (first part, Spanish for the passage) is a municipality in the Canary Islands in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Puntagorda (first part, Spanish for point) is a municipality in the Canary Islands in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Puntallana (first part, Spanish for the point) is located on the east-northeastern part of the island of La Palma in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands. ... San Andrés y Sauces (first part, Spanish for Saint Andrew) is located on the eastern part of the island of La Palma in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands. ... Santa Cruz de la Palma (Spanish for the Holy Cross) is located on the eastern part of the island of La Palma in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands. ... Tazacorte is a municipality in the Canary Islands in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Tijarafe is a municipality in the Canary Islands in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ... Vila de Mazo (short form: Mazo) is located on the southeastern part of the island of La Palma in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands. ...

Volcano

Satellite image of La Palma, with the Caldera de Taburiente visible (north is to the lower right).
Satellite image of La Palma, with the Caldera de Taburiente visible (north is to the lower right).
A view looking south, of La Palma from its highest point.
A view looking south, of La Palma from its highest point.

The island originally formed as a seamount (e.g. Loihi), by submarine volcanic activities like all of the Canary Islands. La Palma is currently the most volcanically active of the Canary Islands and was formed 3-4 million years ago. Its basement lies almost 4,000 m below sea level and reaches a height of 2426 m above sea level. Approximately 500,000 years ago the volcano Taburiente collapsed with a giant landslide which formed the Caldera de Taburiente. Historic (since the Spanish occupation) eruptions occurred as follows: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Looking across to the massive walls of Caldera de Taburiente, from Mirador de los Andenes. ... Looking across to the massive walls of Caldera de Taburiente, from Mirador de los Andenes. ... View of the massive walls of the Caldera Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente is a national park on the island of La Palma, Spain. ... A seamount is a mountain rising from the ocean seafloor that does not reach to the waters surface (sea level), and thus is not an island. ... Lo‘ihi seamount is an undersea volcano in the Hawaiian archipelago. ... This article is about the islands in the Atlantic Ocean. ...

  • 1470-1492 Montaña Quemada
  • 1585 Tajuya near El Paso
  • 1646 Volcán San Martin
  • 1677 Volcán San Antonio
  • 1712 El Charco
  • 1949 Volcán San Juan, Duraznero, Hoyo Negro
  • 1971 Volcán Teneguía

During the 1949 eruption from the Duraznero, San Juan and Hoyo Negro vents on the Cumbre Vieja an earthquake with an epicentre near Jedy occurred. This caused a 2.5 km long rift to open - width ~1 m and depth ~2 m (Rubio Bonelli, 1950). The volcano of Teneguia in 2006 The volcano of Teneguía is situated on the island of La Palma, one of the Canary Islands. ... Cumbre Vieja (Spanish: Old Summit) is a volcanic ridge on the island of La Palma in Spains Canary Islands. ...


In a BBC Horizon program broadcast on October 12, 2000, two geologists (Day and McGuire) cited this rift as proof that half of the Cumbre Vieja had slipped towards the Atlantic Ocean (Day et al., 1999; Ward and Day, 2001). They suggested that this process was driven by the pressure caused by the rising magma heating water trapped within the structure of the island. They hypothesised that during a future eruption, the western flank of the Cumbre Vieja, with a mass of approximately 1.5 x1015 kg, would slide into the ocean. This would then generate a giant wave which they termed a "megatsunami" around 900 m high in the region of the islands. The wave would radiate out across the Atlantic and inundate the eastern seaboard of North America including the American, the Caribbean and northern coasts of South America some six to eight hours later. They estimate that the tsunami will have waves possibly 90 metres or more high causing massive devastation along the coastlines. Modelling suggests that the tsunami could inundate upto 25 km inland - depending upon topography. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Magma is molten rock located beneath the surface of the Earth (or any other terrestrial planet), and which often collects in a magma chamber. ... Cumbre Vieja (Spanish: Old Summit) is a volcanic ridge on the island of La Palma in Spains Canary Islands. ... Megatsunami (often hyphenated as mega-tsunami, also known as iminami or wave of purification) is an informal term used mostly by popular media and popular scientific societies to describe a very large tsunami wave beyond the typical size reached by most tsunamis. ... West Indies redirects here. ...


The claim was also explored in a BBC docu-drama called End Day which went through several hypothetical scenarios of disastrous proportions. Imagine waking up to the last day on Earth. ...


However, the Tsunami Society (Pararas-Carayannis, 2002), published a statement stating "... We would like to halt the scaremongering from these unfounded reports ..." The major points raised in this report include: The Tsunami Society is a research organization that studies tsunamis and seeks to supply information about them to the public. ...

  • The claim that half of Cumbre Vieja dropped 4 m during the 1949 eruption is erroneous, and contradicted by physical evidence.
  • No evidence was sought or shown that there is a fault line separating a "block" of La Palma from the other half.
  • Physical evidence shows a 4 km long line in the rock, but the models assumed a 25 km line, for which no physical evidence was given. Further, there is no evidence shown that the 4 km long line extends beyond the surface.
  • There has never been an Atlantic megatsunami in recorded history.

Other workers also disagree with the hypothesis of Day et al; (1999) and Ward and Day (2001). Cumbre Vieja (Spanish: Old Summit) is a volcanic ridge on the island of La Palma in Spains Canary Islands. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one_fifth of its surface. ... Megatsunami (often hyphenated as mega-tsunami, also known as iminami or wave of purification) is an informal term used mostly by popular media and popular scientific societies to describe a very large tsunami wave beyond the typical size reached by most tsunamis. ...


There is however, a consensus by geologists and volcanologists that edifice failure (large-scale collapses or mass wasting) of volcanic islands does occur and that large tsunamis have occurred in the Atlantic in the geological past. Despite this there is still no evidence reliably proving a cause and effect. All the documented large scale tsunamis in the Atlantic have been verifiably attributed to underwater earthquakes and not island collapses. Evidence of Tsunami deposits has been reported from the Caribbean and the Canary Islands. Since the 1990s the area has been (and continues to be), monitored and no movement has been detected. On going and recent (2008) monitoring shows that the dimensions accord with those recorded in 1949. Thereby indicating that the block has not moved since 1949. Controversial evidence on the island of Bermuda is said to be tsunamite deposited by a tsunami that was generated by edifice failure on the adjacent island of El Hierro.


The actual distances involved in the 1949 rift are as follows: horizontal ~1 metre, vertical ~2 metres. Volume involved of the whole of the Cumbre Vieja is ~5 x 1011 m3 with an estimated mass of 1.5 x 1015 kg. Cumbre Vieja (Spanish: Old Summit) is a volcanic ridge on the island of La Palma in Spains Canary Islands. ...


Fauna

The following animals live on La Palma :

Trinomial name Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax barbarus Vaurie, 1954 The graja, pronounced as [graxa:] (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax barbarus) is an endemic subspecies of the chough which only lives on the Canary Island La Palma. ... Endemic, in a broad sense, can mean belonging or native to, characteristic of, or prevalent in a particular geography, race, field, area, or environment; Native to an area or scope. ... Binomial name Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax (Linnaeus, 1758) The Red-billed Chough, or just Chough (pronounced ), Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax is a member of the crow family, Corvidae. ... For other uses, see Gecko (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jellyfish (disambiguation). ... Subclasses Subclass Perischoechinoidea Order Cidaroida (pencil urchins) Subclass Euechinoidea Superorder Atelostomata Order Cassiduloida Order Spatangoida (heart urchins) Superorder Diadematacea Order Diadematoida Order Echinothurioida Order Pedinoida Superorder Echinacea Order Arbacioida Order Echinoida Order Phymosomatoida Order Salenioida Order Temnopleuroida Superorder Gnathostomata Order Clypeasteroida (sand dollars) Order Holectypoida Wikispecies has information related to... For the arcade game called Centipede see Centipede (video game). ...

History

The Canary Islands had been settled by the native Canarians called Guanches whose origin is still controversial but believed to be ancestors of the Berbers of North Africa. They had a Neolithic culture divided into several clans led by chiefs. Their name for La Palma was Benahoare. The main remnants of this culture are their cave dwellings, enigmatic petroglyphs and paved stone paths through the mountains. After the Spanish occupation of La Palma, the native Canarians vanished by either being killed, sold into slavery or by assimilating into the Spanish population. Guanches (also: Guanchis or Guanchos) were the first known inhabitants of the Canary Islands. ... Benahoare was the native Guanche name for the Spanish island of La Palma, one of the Canary Islands. ... For other uses, see Petroglyph (disambiguation). ...


It is probable that the Canary Islands were known to the Phoenicians and the Greeks. The Genoese navigator Lancelotto Malocello reached the archipelago in 1312 and remained for two decades until expelled by a native uprising. In 1404 the Spaniards began the conquest of the islands. Though the first landing on La Palma was in 1405, it took until 1493 and several bloody battles until the last resistance of the natives was broken. The conqueror of La Palma was Alonso Fernández de Lugo, who defeated Tanausu, the last king on the island. He ruled the area known as Acero (Caldera de Taburiente). Tanausu was ambushed after agreeing to a truce arranged by Fernández de Lugo and Juan de Palma, a Guanche who had converted to Christianity and who was a relative of Tanausu. This article is about the islands in the Atlantic Ocean. ... Phoenicia was an ancient civilization in the north of ancient Canaan, with its heartland along the coastal plain of what is now Lebanon and Syria. ... Alternate uses, see Genoa (disambiguation). ... Lancelotto Malocello (in Latin, Lanzarotus Marocelus; in French Lancelot Maloisel) (fl. ... Events June 15 : Battle near Rozgoni Battle near Thebes Siege of Rostock begins Births November 13 - King Edward III of England Deaths June 19 - Piers Gaveston, favourite of Edward II of England September 7 - King Ferdinand IV of Castile Categories: 1312 ... Events June 14 - Owain Glyndwr of Wales allies with the French against the English and the Henry of Lancaster. ... Events May 29 - Ralph Neville, Earl of Westmoreland, meets Archbishop Richard Scrope of York and Earl of Norfolk Thomas Mowbray in Shipton Moor, tricks them to send their rebellious army home and then imprisons them June 8 - Archbishop Richard Scrope of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, executed in... 1493 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alonso Luis Fernández de Lugo (?-1525), Spanish military man and administrator. ... Tanausu, as pictured on the cover of Braems book Tanausu or Tanausú (d. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ...


For the next two centuries, settlements on La Palma became rich as the island served as a trading post on the way to the New World. La Palma received immigrants from Castile, Portugal, Majorca, Flanders, and Catalonia. Frontispiece of Peter Martyr dAnghieras De orbe novo (On the New World). Carte dAmérique, Guillaume Delisle, 1722. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Majorca (Spanish and Catalan: ) is the largest island of Spain. ... For other uses, see Flanders (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Spanish Autonomous Community. ...


Transportation

La Palma has a road network of some 1,200 km. All the main roads are asphalted and in a good state, although there are many sharp bends, some very narrow. In order to proceed to some small villages in the north of the island it is necessary to travel on earth tracks. A good paved road approximately 180 km, circumscribes the island. Several bus routes exist that unite the main localities on the island running to different timetables. For more details see [1] La Palma Airport serves the Island and several airlines run services to and from it. La Palma Airport (IATA: SPC, ICAO: GCLA) is an airport located on La Palma in the Canary Islands. ...


Water tunnels

The most famous structures of La Palma are the galerias (water tunnels) which carry the water from sources in the mountains to cities, villages and farms (mainly banana plantations). La Palma receives almost all of its water supply due to the clouds brought by the prevailing winds - which blow from the north-east Trade Winds. The water condenses on th elong needles of the trees and other vegetation, it then either drips onto the ground or runs down the trunk etc into the ground. Eventually it collects inside the edifice and is then drained via the galerias into aqueducts and pipes for distribution. The tunnels have been cut into the rocks over centuries. To visit the galerias a permit is required. It is possible to walk alongside many of the aqueducts, a popular activity for tourists (Compare to the levadas of Madeira). The tour to the Marcos y Corderos waterfall and springs is also popular. This article is about clouds in meteorology. ... The trade winds are a pattern of wind found in bands around Earths equatorial region. ... Levada near Rabaçal For other uses, see Levada (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Madeira (disambiguation). ...


Observatories

A sea of clouds below the William Herschel Telescope.
A sea of clouds below the William Herschel Telescope.

Due to the location of the island and the height of its mountains, some 2400 m above sea level, a number of international observatories have been built on the Roque de los Muchachos. The particular geographical position and climate cause clouds to form between 1000 m and 2000 m, usually leaving the observatories with a clear sky. Often, the view from the top of the volcano is a sea of clouds covering the eastern part of the island. Telescopes at the observatory include: Sea of clouds and the WHT telescope dome. ... Sea of clouds and the WHT telescope dome. ... This article is about the telescope on the Canary Islands. ... The seeing statistics for Roque de los Muchachos Observatory make it the third best location for optical and infrared astronomy after Dome C, Antarctica and Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii. ... This article is about scientific observatories. ... Roque de los Muchachos Roque de los Muchachos translates into English as The Rock Of The Boys, and is the name given to the rocky mound at the highest point on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands of Spain. ... For other uses, see Cloud (disambiguation). ...

The DOT and the SST have been specifically built to study the Sun. The Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes or ING operates the WHT, INT and JKT for PPARC, the NWO and the IAC. The Group is located on La Palma in the Canary Islands. ... This article is about the telescope on the Canary Islands. ... The INT dome by moonlight The Isaac Newton Telescope or INT is a 2. ... The Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope or JKT was a 1m optical telescope of the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes on La Palma in the Canary Islands. ... The dome of the Nordic Optical Telescope. ... The Swedish Solar Telescope (or SST) is a 1m telescope on La Palma in the Canary Islands. ... The Institute for Solar Physics was first established as The Research Station for Astrophysics in 1951 on the island of Capri, Italy. ... Innovative new optical solar telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma (near the Swedish Solar Telescope). ... The Carlsberg Meridian Telescope (formerly the Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle) is located at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory and is dedicated to carrying out high-precision optical astrometry. ... The Mercator Telescope is a 1. ... The Liverpool Telescope is a 2m fully robotic telescope, meaning that it can be remotely operated and also run without human intervention once given a list of observations to make. ... Gran Telescopio Canarias, 2006. ... The Telescopio Nazionale Galileo, or TNG is a 3. ... This article is about the telescope. ... Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov (Russian Павел Алексеевич Черенков) (July 28, 1904 - January 6, 1990) was a Soviet physicist and Nobel Prize winner. ... This article is about electromagnetic radiation. ... Sol redirects here. ...


References

Bonelli Rubio, J.M., 1950. Contribucion al estudio de la erupcion del Nambroque o San Juan. Madrid: Inst. Geografico y Catastral, 25 pp.


La erupción del Nambroque : (junio-agosto de 1949) / por José Romero Ortiz y Juan Mª Bonelli Rubio Madrid : Talleres del Instituto Geográfico y Catastral, 1951 100 p., 1h. pleg.;23 cm


BBC 2 TV; 2000. Transcript “Mega-tsunami; Wave of Destruction”, Horizon. First screened 21.30 hrs, Thursday, 12th October, 2000.


Carracedo, J. C; 1994. The Canary Islands: an example of structural control on the growth of large oceanic-island volcanoes. J. Volcanol. Geotherm Res. 60, 225-241.


Carracedo, J. C; 1996. A simple model for the genesis of large gravitational landslide hazards in the Canary Islands. In McGuire, W: Jones, & Neuberg, J. P. (eds). Volcano Instability on the Earth and Other Planets. Geological Society, London. Special Publication, 110, 125-135.


Carracedo, J. C; 1999. Growth, Structure, Instability and Collapse of Canarian Volcanoes and Comparisons with Hawaiian Volcanoes. J. Vol. Geotherm. Res. 94, 1-19.


Day, S. J; Carracedo, J. C; Guillou, H. & Gravestock, P; 1999. Recent structural evolution of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands: volcanic rift zone re-configuration as a precursor to flank instability. J. Volcanol. Geotherm Res. 94, 135-167.


Moore, J. G; 1964. Giant Submarine Landslides on the Hawaiian Ridge. US Geologic Survey Professional Paper 501-D, D95-D98.


Pararas-Carayannis, G; 2002. Evaluation of the Threat of Mega Tsumami Generation from Postulated Massive Slope Failure of Island Stratovolcanoes on La Palma, Canary Islands, and on The Island of Hawaii. Science of Tsunami Hazards, Vol 20, No.5, pp 251-277.


Rihm, R; Krastel, S. & CD109 Shipboard Scientific Party; 1998. Volcanoes and landslides in the Canaries. National Environment Research Council News. Summer, 16-17.


Siebert, L; 1984. Large volcanic debris avalanches: characteristics of source areas, deposits and associated eruptions. J. Volcanol. Geotherm Res. 22, 163-197.


Ward, S. N. & Day, S. J; 2001. Cumbre Vieja Volcano; potential collapse and tsunami at La Palma, Canary Islands. Geophys. Res. Lett. 28-17, 3397-3400. http://www.es.ucsc.edu/~ward/papers/La_Palma_grl.pdf


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La Palma is one of the Canary Islands, with an area of 706 km².
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The conqueror of La Palma was Alonso Fernandéz de Lugo who defeated Tanausu, the last king of Benahoares.
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