700,033 year old discovery in the Canary Islands

The site of a 700,033 year old landslide that followed a volcanic eruption has been discovered on the Canarain island of Tenerife.

The discovery by volcanologists is in the the canyons and ravines of Tenerife’s deserts is one of the world’s best preserved and accessible sites for evidence of landslide after a volcano eruption.

“Climate change is often invoked as a trigger for ocean-island landslides, but in this case it seems that a growing dome of hot lava triggered the landslide by pushing the side of the volcano outwards,” said Dr Branney, volcanologist.

Volcanologists will examine the site in hope to betters understanding the Earth’s more violent events.

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