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Volcanoes of Galapagos Islands (19)

Alcedo | Cerro Azul | Culpepper | Darwin | Ecuador | Fernandina | Floreana | Genovesa | Marchena | Pinta | Pinzon | Rabida | Roca Redonda | Santa Cruz | Santa Fe | Santiago | Sierra Negra | Wenman | Wolf
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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.

Volcano list

Alcedo

(Shield volcano 1130 m / 3,707 ft)
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Cerro Azul

(Shield volcano 1640 m / 5,381 ft)
Cerro Azul volcano a basaltic shield volcano on the SW part of Isabela Island in the Galápagos Islands. It has the same name as Cerro Azul volcano in Chile, meaning "Blue Mountain" in Spanish.
Cerro Azul is one of the most active volcanoes of ... [more]

Culpepper

(Shield 168 m / 551 ft)
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Darwin

(Shield volcano 1330 m / 4,363 ft)
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Ecuador

(Shield volcano 790+ m / 2,592 ft)
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Fernandina

(Shield volcano 1476 m / 4,842 ft)
The Fernandina caldera seen on July 4, 1968, about three weeks after a major explosive eruption that was followed by collapse of the caldera floor. Collapse occurred incrementally and asymmetrically, ranging up to about 350 m at the SE end of the caldera, which contains the caldera lake. Photo by Tom Simkin, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution).
The Fernandina caldera seen on July 4, 1968, about three weeks after a major explosive eruption that was followed by collapse of the caldera floor. Collapse occurred incrementally and asymmetrically, ranging up to about 350 m at the SE end of the caldera, which contains the caldera lake. Photo by Tom Simkin, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Floreana

(Shield 640 m / 2100 ft)
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Genovesa

(Shield volcano 64 m / 210 ft)
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Marchena

(Shield volcano 343 m / 1,125 ft)
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Pinta

(Shield volcano 780 m / 2,559 ft)
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Pinzon

(Shield 458 m / 1503 ft)
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Rabida

(Lava dome(s) 338 m / 1109 ft)
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Roca Redonda

(Shield 67 m / 220 ft)
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Santa Cruz

(Shield volcano 864 m / 2,835 ft)
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Santa Fe

(Shield volcano 200? m / 656 ft)
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Santiago

(Shield volcano 920 m / 3,018 ft)
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Sierra Negra

(shield volcano 1124 m / 3687 ft)
Sierra Negra is one of the largest and most active volcanoes in the Galapagos Islands. A typical shield volcano, it has an oval caldera, which measures 9 km east-west and 7 km north-south. It has produced at least 10 eruptions in historical times, with an average resting period o... [more]

Wenman

(Shield 253 m / 830 ft)
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Wolf

(Shield volcano 1710 m / 5,610 ft)
Volcán Wolf, straddling the equator on the northern end of Isabela Island is the highest volcano of the Galápagos archipelago. The 1710-m-high volcano has steeper slopes than most other Isabela volcanoes, reaching angles up to 35 degrees. [more]
Volcano news
Mon, 4 Mar 2024, 05:39

Fernandina volcano (Galápagos Islands): new eruption, numerous lava flows from flank fissure

Multiple lava flows traveling down the southeastern flank of Fernandina volcano last night (image: IGEPN)
A new eruption commenced at the volcano yesterday. ... Read all
Thu, 12 May 2022, 05:38

Wolf volcano (Isla Isabela, Galapagos) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 4 May-10 May 2022 (Continuing Activity)

On 5 May IG reported that the eruption at Wolf's SE flank was over. The eruption began at 2320 on 6 January from an approximately 8-km-long radial fissure, trending NW-SE, that had at least five active vents. Lava flows from the vents traveled SE then E, covering an area of more than 30 square kilometers. ... Read all