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Galápagos guests observe volcanic eruptions on two islands

Guests aboard INTEGRITY's western route are currently observing Mother Nature in all her fury as eruptions create spectacular displays on the islands of Fernandina and Isabela.

 La Cumbre, Fernandina.  Photo © Galapagos National Park

La Cumbre, Fernandina.  Photo © Galapagos National Park

On Saturday June 16th, Fernandina's La Cumbre volcano began its latest eruption with lava entering the sea creating tall plumes of steam. 

Fernandina is the most volcanically active island in the archipelago. Previously, La Cumbre erupted in September 2017 and April 2009.

 

 

 Lava flowing on Sierra Negra, Isabela.  Photo © Galapagos National Park

Lava flowing on Sierra Negra, Isabela.  Photo © Galapagos National Park

On the island of Isabela, Volcano Sierra Negra began its eruption Tuesday June 26th with fountains of lava flowing to the north-east.   

Previous eruptions on Isabela included Wolf Volcano in May 2015 and Cerro Azul in May 2008.

Residents of Puerto Villamil on the southern flank are all safe and unaffected. 

 

Guests traveling on INTEGRITY's western itinerary will have the opportunity to observe these eruptions from a safe distance. INCA's hand-selected naturalist guides will provide an in-depth background on volcanology and the unique volcanic nature of the islands.

 
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