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14 Facts About Teide
Teide is an active volcano: its most recent eruption occurred in late 1909 from the El Chinyero vent on the northwestern Santiago rift.
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The formation of the island and the development of the current Teide volcano took place in the five stages shown in the diagram on the right.
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Teide last erupted in 1909 from the El Chinyero vent, on the Santiago Ridge.
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Teide additionally is considered structurally unstable and its northern flank has a distinctive bulge.
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Teide described the two mountains as "two kings, one rising in the ocean and the other in the desert and steppes".
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The shadow has a perfectly triangular shape, even though Teide's silhouette does not; this is an effect of aerial perspective.
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Teide National Park is a useful volcanic reference point for studies related to Mars because of the similarities in their environmental conditions and geological formations.
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The Teide Observatory is operated by the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias.
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An image of Teide, gushing flames, appears at the centre of Tenerife's coat of arms.
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Teide has been depicted frequently throughout history, from the earliest engravings made by European conquerors to typical Canarian craft objects, on the back of 1000-peseta notes, in oil paintings and on postcards.
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