La Palma, one of the volcanic Canary Islands

La Palma, complete name would be “La Isla de San Miguel de La Palma”. is one of the youngest islands of the Canary Islands along with El Hierro. The most recent volcanic eruption on land happened there when Teneguia erupted in 1971. Schteve had a brilliant post on VC Edge driven convection – Bobs back story…

Edge Driven Convection: BoB’s Back-Story And Malcolm in The Middle.

Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, looking south, Teneguia is hidden beyond San Antonio (huge crater, top centre), 70 kms beyond that is the North coast of El Hierro: http://www.miguelbravo.com/VARIOSTEMAS/volcanes%20canarias/canari203.jpg (Sorry, I don’t have credit for this picture… found it via Google though…looks like an old postcard) Whether you are new to volcanology (like me) or an…