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Fernandina Island

Position of center of photo (Lat/Long): [-0.37/-91.55]

Fernandina Island

Map: Fernandina IslandLa Cumbre volcano on Fernandina Island is the most active volcano on the Galapagos (Ecuador), erupting most recently in 2005. The volcano rises 1495 m from sea level. This photo was taken by the Expedition 5 crew aboard the International Space Station. The scene provides a detailed view of the 850-m-deep summit caldera. The dark flows in the middle of the caldera floor were erupted in 1991. Today, these flows are partly covered by dark green vegetation.

Source of material: NASA

Further information: WikiPedia article on Fernandina Island

Last Update: 2011-03-30