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Fernandina volcano
Shield volcano 1476 m / 4,842 ft
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, -0.37°S / -91.55°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Fernandina volcano eruptions:
2018, 2017, 2009
Typical eruption style:
unspecified
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La Cumbre volcano news & eruption updates (Galapagos Islands, Pacific Ocean / Ecuador)

Thu, 30 Jan 2020, 08:11
Lava flows as seen from the Bolivar Channel (image: Galapagos National Park)
IGEPN recorded on 23 January increased seismic activity. This is due to nine hour long eruption (12 January) associated with earthquakes with magnitude > M.3 and small swarms. ...more [read all]
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 10:19
Lava flows as seen from the Bolivar Channel (image: Galapagos National Park)
IGEPN recorded third eruption of the volcano in less than 3 years. ...more [read all]
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 16:02
Lava flows as seen from the Bolivar Channel. Credit: Galapagos National Park
A new fissure eruption on the east flank began at midnight UTC following a brief 80 minute seismic swarm, initiated by a M4.7 event. It appears to be fairly small so far.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018, 14:30
Photograph showing the fissure through which lava erupts during the current of the Fernandina volcano (source: Marcelo Izquierdo, Yate la Pinta).
After a short precursory period of seismic unrest, the volcano on Fernandino island, Galapagos, started a new eruptive phase on Saturday 16 June around 11h00 – 11h15 local time. A fissure on its NNE flank opened up with lava fountains that produced flows which quickly reached the sea. ...more [read all]
Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 18:45
Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 20:15
Tue, 5 Sep 2017, 13:15
Mon, 4 Sep 2017, 20:30
Satellite image of Fernandina volcano on 4 Sep 2017
Mon, 13 Apr 2009, 07:57
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 [read all]
Thu, 30 Aug 2007, 16:46

News about an eruption on Ferdinandina Island in the Galapagos archipelago turned out to be wrong. After an earthquake with a 5.2-degree Richter Scale on Tuesday, ash plumes were believed to have originated from a new eruption. As an overflight revieled, the ash plume had been caused by a large rockfall from the inner rim of the caldera and not by an eruption.

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