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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)

Fernandina volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: LAVA ERUPTION

Monday Sep 04, 2017 20:30 PM |

Satellite image of Fernandina volcano on  4 Sep 2017
Satellite image of Fernandina volcano on 4 Sep 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX21 at 20:24 UTC, 04/09/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170904/2022Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: FERNANDINA 353010
PSN: S0022 W09133

AREA: GALAPAGOS

SUMMIT ELEV: 4905 FT [1495 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/001

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NON-OPERATIONAL GOES-16.

ERUPTION DETAILS: LAVA ERUPTION

RMK: WE HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION SUGGESTING A
POSSIBLE VA EMISSION. WE WILL GATHER FURTHER
INFORMATION AND ISSUE A FULL ADVISORY AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE.

NXT ADVISORY: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Previous news
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]
Thursday, Aug 30, 2007

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.

[more]
Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005

The eruption at La Cumbre volcano is coming to an end as it appears from various news sources. On 29 May, 2005, only a weak hot spot was visible from satellite data and only a faint plume was emitted.

[more]
Fissure vents on the SW flank of La Cumbre (Photo: José Alvarado, El Univers)
Friday, May 20, 2005

Lava emission from La Cumbre volcano, Fernandia Island (Galapagos) has been rapidly declining since May 18th and almost stopped on May 19th. Unless it restarts with new lava emissions, the eruption was relatively short-lasted.

[more]
NASA image of La Cumbre volcano, Fernandia Island, taken from the International Space Station in 2002.
Sunday, May 15, 2005
La Cumbre volcano on Fernandia Island, in the Galapagos Islands, erupted on May 13, with a steam and ash cloud up to 7 km high. Lava flows are travelling down the volcanoe's SW flank and some of them have reached the sea. ... [more]

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