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Mirador de Lomo Negro

Mirador-de-Lomo-NegroThe geological history of the island of El Hierro shows how the volcanic activity has gradually shifted towards the edges of the three rifts. The Lomo Negro volcano is on the extreme edge of the western rift in “extremely young lava beds” since they were formed less than 1,800 years ago. We can view these from the MIRADOR DE LOMO NEGRO look-out point which is on the very summit of the volcano. This volcanic cone was produced as a result of the accumulation of pyroclasts splattered during the explosive phase of the volcano. All the indications suggest that there was an eruption here in 1793.

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