Monday, Apr 13, 2009
It is reported, that strong eruptions at La Cumbre volcano set the rare species of animals on the Galapagos island in danger. Lava is flowing to the sea and strong eruptions occur. ... [more]
Saturday, Jun 07, 2008
As the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador reports, the eruption at Cerro Azul has resumed. A new eruptive fissure, about 400-500 long, opened on the SE flank on 3 June at 20h45 local time. Initial 60 m high lava fountaining and new lava flows were produced. The lava flows are directed towards the south coast of the island. Satellite imagery shows a 50 km long ash and gas plumes drifting north. [more]
Volcanoes of Galapagos Islands (12 volcanoes)Pinta | Marchena | Genovesa | Wolf | Ecuador | Darwin | Santiago | Fernandina | Alcedo | Santa Cruz | Santa Fe | Cerro Azul
The Galapagos Islands in the western Pacific are formed one of the most active hot spots of the world and are similar to the Hawaiian volcanoes. Basaltic eruptions occur every few years.
The islands belong to Ecuador and are a protected nature reserve.