Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Priya standing in front of the Fernandina volcano. The youngest of the Galapagos Islands, Fernandina is approximately 700,000 years old. It still is one of the most active (volcanically) since eruptions still may occur every few years which changes the landscape and life on the island. In 1968 the caldera collapsed dropping 1000 feet in a 2-week period. Eruptions in 1995 occurred from a smaller volcano located on the southwest corner of the island.


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