A Brief History of Spain and Volcanoes

The island of La Palma in the Canary Islands has catapulted into the news these days as a result of the recent eruption of one of its volcanoes: Cumbre Vieja. Though most people don’t associate Spain with volcanic activity, the Canaries’ volcanoes have made plenty of statements over the past 500 years, with La Palma leading the pack. In fact it is on the “Isla Bonita” (the nickname for La Palma) that some experts say a massive landslide as a result of a volcanic event could trigger a mega-tsunami that could obliterate places as far away as the entire eastern coast of the United States. And, of course, the social media has eaten this story up with delight! What’s the truth? Listen to this podcast on the hisotry of Spain and volcanoes and let us know what you think. Enjoy!

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