Pinta

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.58°N
  • 90.75°W

  • 780 m
    2558 ft

  • 353070
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
    Elevation

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1928 Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations

Deformation History


Information about Deformation periods will be available soon.

Emission History


There is no Emissions History data is available for Pinta.

Photo Gallery


The elongated island of Pinta is the northernmost of the active Galápagos volcanoes. This view from the summit of Pinta looks down on pyroclastic cones and lava flows on the southern flank of the shield volcano. Numerous young cones and lava flows originated from NNW-trending fissures cutting the island. The fresh, unvegetated lava flows that cover the SE and northern flanks appear to have been erupted during the past few thousand or few hundred years. The island in the distance is Marchena volcano.

Photo by Andrew Cullen, 1984 (University of Oregon, courtesy of Ed Vicenzi, Smithsonian Institution)
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


The following 20 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 118130-1 Basalt -- 26 May 1905
NMNH 118130-10 Basalt -- 26 May 1905
NMNH 118130-11 Volcanic Ash -- --
NMNH 118130-12 Volcanic Ash -- --
NMNH 118130-13 Feldspar Basalt -- --
NMNH 118130-14 Tephra -- 19 Jun 1971
NMNH 118130-15 Basalt -- 19 Jun 1971
NMNH 118130-16 Basalt -- 19 Jun 1971
NMNH 118130-17 Basalt -- 19 Jun 1971
NMNH 118130-18 Basalt -- 19 Jun 1971
NMNH 118130-19 Basalt -- 19 Jun 1971
NMNH 118130-2 Basalt -- 26 May 1905
NMNH 118130-20 Diabase -- --
NMNH 118130-3 Basalt -- --
NMNH 118130-4 Basalt -- 20 Jun 1946
NMNH 118130-5 Scoria -- --
NMNH 118130-6 Limestone -- --
NMNH 118130-7 Limestone -- --
NMNH 118130-8 Volcanic Ash -- --
NMNH 118130-9 Basalt -- --

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