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Fernandina Volcano, Ecuador

Fernandina Volcano, Ecuador, Volcano photo


Fernandina Volcano, Ecuador

Fernandina volcano displays the classic "overturned soupbowl" profile of Galapagos volcanoes.

Steep upper flanks formed by eruptions of lava flows from circumferential fissures around a summit caldera rim contrast with the broad, low-angle lower flanks and horizontal flows around the summit.

Scientists from the Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Geological Survey, and the Charles Darwin Research Station conduct measurements on a pahoehoe lava flow near the SE coast.

Vast fields of fresh, unvegetated lava flows cover the volcano's flanks.

PHOTO SOURCE: Chuck wood 1978, courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.


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