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  • A caldera is a cauldron-like volcanic feature usually formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption. They are sometimes confused with volcanic craters. The word comes from Spanish caldera, and this from Latin caldaria, meaning "cooking pot". In some texts the English term cauldron is also used. The term caldera was introduced into the geological vocabulary by the German geologist Leopold von Buch when he published his memoirs of an 1815 visit to the Canary Islands, where he saw the Las Cañadas caldera on Tenerife with Teide dominating the scene, and the Caldera de Taburiente on La Palma.

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