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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Anniversary of the of the Chinyero eruption

Chinyero volcano with view to Mount Teide on Tenerife dronepicr, CC BY 2.0

Every year the town of Santiago del Teide commemorates the last eruption of the Volcán de Chinyero (Chinyero volcano). Compared to the current eruption on the island of La Palma, Tenerife's last eruption, which started on November 18, 1909 and lasted 10 days, forming a small pyroclastic cone and a large network of lava flows, was a small one. 

Santiago del Teide council, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 112 years of the Chinyero volcanic eruption that occurred in 1909, will carry out this Sunday, November 21, the VI Guided Route of the Volcanoes. It is an activity that has limited places and a symbolic price of €5. The meeting point is the Plaza de Santiago del Teide (next to the Town Hall), at 09:00 hours. Later, there will be transport to the TF-38 road in Boca Tauce, specifically, next to the Boca Cangrejo Mountain where the trail begins that after 4.5 hours of walking and a medium difficulty will end in Santiago del Teide, enjoying the Special Natural Reserve del Chinyero and a magnificent panoramic view of El Teide and Pico Viejo.

Those interested in participating should register through the following link:

This video of the Chinyero volcano, filmed over Santiago del Teide, on the summits of Abeque at an altitude of 1,560 meters, shows the footprints left of the eruption.