Tenerife is the most commonly visited Canary Islands, in the middle of the Teide towers, which is 3717 m high mountain in Spain. In fact, he is not really a mountain, but a volcano and the volcano is mainly responsible for the emergence of Tenerife. The emergence of Tenerife started about 7-12 million years ago. It is caused by volcanic activity on the seafloor in about 3,000 meters depth four islands we now know as Teidemassiv in the center, for birds in the east, the Teno in the west and the surrounding area of Adeje. About 3 million years ago was by then a huge gap Spaltenvulkanismus system, which is runs through from the northeast to the southwest. Who now of La Laguna Parque Nacional del Teide driving direction, which runs exactly on the crest of these columns.

Due to continuous volcanic activity at all four Urinseln the sea has been reclaimed more land, until about 170 000 years of the Teide massif Urvulkan collapsed into itself, since the underlying magma chamber was temporarily empty. This collapse came by huge Shocks to the very much rock above the present-day Puerto de la Cruz slipped into the sea. Today's Orotava Valley was born. By further volcanic activity occurred then the merger of the four islands and Tenerife, as we know it today was born. Even in the recent past, there were outbreaks. For example, was created by a volcanic eruption of 1706, Montana Negras, a now popular with hikers area. Who is more interested in Tenerife Tenerife Forum should stop by at this time. gives information on accommodation here: Tenerife Apartment