La Palma

The island was formed as a seamount by the volcanic activities like all of the Canary Islands. La Palma is the most active volcano of the Canary Islands and was formed 3-4 million years ago. It rises 3500 m from the seafloor to the sea surface and reaches a height of 2426 m above sea level. 500,000 years ago the primary volcano Taburiente collapsed with a giant landslide which formed the Caldera de Taburiente.

英專家警告:美東岸城市隨時可能被海嘯吞噬
中央社2004.08.10

(中央社記者韓乃國倫敦十日專電)英國倫敦大學學院(University College London)的一位教授昨天警告說,靠近非洲西北岸的西班牙帕爾瑪(La Palma)火山島,隨時可能爆發沈入海中,引發巨大海嘯,造成數千萬人喪生,讓紐約、波士頓、華盛頓以及邁阿密等美國東岸的都市從地圖上消失。

麥蓋爾教授指出,加納利群島中的帕爾瑪島,其上的康伯利維亞(Cumbre Vieja)火山從一九七一年進入休止期,但是此一火山爆發的週期是二十年至兩百年,因此從現在起,這座火山可以在任何時候爆發。...

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