Isla Tortuga

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 27.43°N
  • 111.88°W

  • 210 m
    689 ft

  • 341011
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Isla Tortuga.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Isla Tortuga.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Isla Tortuga.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Isla Tortuga. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Isla Tortuga page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Isla Tortuga.

Photo Gallery


Isla Tortuga is 4-km-wide volcanic island located in the Gulf of California, 40 km off the coast of Baja California. The flat-topped summit of the 210-m-high shield volcano contains a 1-km-wide caldera. Recent lava flows cover much of the surface of the volcano. This 1989 view is from the west. No historical eruptions are known from Tortuga, although fumarolic activity continues.

Photo by Marjorie Summers, 1989 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Isla Tortuga in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

Affiliated Sites