Fernandina Island, Galapagos

Fernandina Island, Galapagos

La Cumbre volcano on Fernandina Island is the most active volcano on the Galapagos, erupting most recently in 1995. 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.

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  • Data Date:

    July 6, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    August 11, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    ISS - Digital Camera
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration