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Wenman volcano

Shield 253 m / 830 ft
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, 1.37°N / -91.8°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Wenman volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Wenman Island (also known as Wolf Island) and three nearby smaller islands are the eroded remnants of a shield volcano. The western part of the island and the small low western island may represent caldera-filling lava lake deposits. Remnant magnetism of two samples is reversed, indicating an age between 2.47 and 0.72 million years ago (Cox, 1983). A date of 1.6 +/- 0.07 million years was obtained from Wolf Island (Harpp and Geist, 2002).
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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