The Canary Islands in the Northeast Atlantic are a wonderful place to study volcanic, structural and sedimentological aspects of ocean island volcanoes. Their geology is varied and superbly exposed, with over fourteen million years of submarine and subaerial, effusive and explosive volcanic activity, intrusion, caldera collapse, landslides, and erosion recorded. Visitors should not be put off by the recent over-sensationalist TV documentaries predicting future landslides and the inundation of Florida and New York by tsunami! The presence of voluminous felsic explosive products, sediments and uplifted submarine successions, make the Canaries more varied than the Hawaiian islands with which they are...

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