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Darwin Volcano, Ecuador

Darwin Volcano, Ecuador, Volcano photo


Darwin Volcano, Ecuador

The renowned tuff cones of Tagus (upper left) and Beagle (lower right) were formed by phreatomagmatic eruptions along the coast of Darwin volcano in the Galapagos Islands.

The rim of Tagus is breached by Tagus Cove, a storied anchorage in the Galapagos archipelago visited by Darwin's vessel, the Beagle.

Tagus tuff cone has at least four nested craters, the youngest of which contains a small salt lake.

Fresh black lava flows from fissures on the flanks of Darwin volcano largely surround the tuff cones.

PHOTO SOURCE: United States Air Force, courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.


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