The Corona Lava Tube System or Tubo del Corona is one of the longest lava tube systems on the Canary islands. The system consists of the largest lavatubes in the world, some measuring more than 20 x 30m. in diameter. How these extreme heights of these tubes could be formed is still under investigation.
The most famous parts of the Corona cave system are Cueva de Los Verdes and the Jameos del Agua. The Túnel de l’Atlántida, which is the last part of the Corona Lava tube as it drops into the Ocean, is the longest underwater lava tube in the world (1,9km.) !
The Corona lava tube can be devided in 3 areas:
1) The Jameos Arriba consisting of 3 Jameos de los Molinos and 6 Jameos de los Lajares. Between Lajeros en Jameo de la Prendes there are at least 2 more big depressions (jameos ) without name.
2) The upper part consisting of Jameo de la Prendes, Jameo de la Gente, Jameos Cumplido, Jameo de la Puerta Falsa and Cueva de los Verdes with a total lenght of 6.631m. and a depth of -173m.
3) The lower part consisting of Cueva de los Siete Lagos, Jameos del Agua, and Túnel de l`Atlántida with a total lenght of 3.364m. and a depth of -174m.
The total length of the upper and lower part together is 9.995m. and total depth is -273m. (exploration still going on!!).
The best known caves of the Corona Lava tube system are:
Jameo del Agua
Cueva de los Verdes
Túnel de l’Atlantida
Cueva de los Siete Lagos
When you click on the Google survey you a LIDAR based Survey from
Tommaso Santagata(VIGEA). Published with kindly permission of Geoparque Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands.
All Jameos Arriba as well as Jameo Redondo are investigated and surveyed.
Due to conservation reasons these are not published here!
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On next page you will find several downloads relating to “The Corona Lava Tube System”.
Next are some 3D impression from VIGEA which can be found on Youtube:
Below pictures from the Febr. 2020 explorations
→download here: Expedition International 1986, Tunnel de l’Atlantida(French)
→download here: The Corona Lava Tube Geology and Biogeography. Springer 2009
→download here: Cueva de los Verdes 1965
→download here: Tubo del Corona: 3 D, LIDAR, 2019. EPSC
→download here: Cueva de Los Siete Lagos 2018