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Darwin volcano

Shield volcano 1330 m / 4,363 ft
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, -0.18°S / -91.28°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Darwin volcano books
Typical eruption style: sin especificar
Erupciones del volcán Darwin: 1813  No hay terremotos recientes
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación

Background:

Volcán Darwin, named after the renowned naturalist, contains a symmetrical 5-km-wide, 200-m-deep summit caldera whose floor is nearly covered by youthful lava flows. A broad terrace occupies the SW part of the caldera. Fresh-looking, unvegetated lava flows descend all flanks of the volcano and reach both the eastern and western coasts. The most recent summit activity produced several small lava flows from vents on the east caldera floor and NE and SE caldera rims. Radial fissures descend the volcano's flanks, and one reaches beyond its base to the the SW coast and cuts Tagus tuff cone. The sheltered anchorage of Tagus Cove breaches the southern side of the cone and was visited by Darwin and other noted visitors. This prominent tuff cone and its neighbor Beagle (also breached to the south) are located on the SW-flank coastline and were a prominent part of Darwin's geological studies in the Galápagos Islands.
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