Volcanoes of Canary Islands | John Seach


The Canary Islands are located off the coast of Western Sahara and Morocco, Africa. The Islands are located on a volcanic hotspot, away from plate boundaries.

The island chain is approximately linear with a rough decrease in age of the volcanism is recognized from east to west. The age progression appears not to be as simple and
regular as that found in other volcanic island chains, for example in the Hawaiian, Marquesas and Society Islands in the Pacific Ocean.