San Cristóbal

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.88°S
  • 89.5°W

  • 759 m
    2490 ft

  • 353120
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for San Cristóbal.

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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.

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

Deformation History

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Emission History

There is no Emissions History data is available for San Cristóbal.

Photo Gallery

The NW coast of San Cristóbal Island contains numerous young pyroclastic cones, spatter vents, and lava flows. The island consists of a densely vegetated SW part and a lower, younger NE part with many extremely youthful lava flows. The tip of Kicker Rock, two steep-cliffed islands separated by a narrow cleft, is barely visible on the center horizon. Kicker Rock is an eroded remnant of a tuff cone that forms one of the scenic highlights of the Galápagos, 5 km off the west coast of San Cristóbal.

Photo by Ed Vicenzi, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 6 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 118122-1 Basalt -- 5 Aug 1970
NMNH 118122-2 Fossilferous Limestone -- 26 May 1905
NMNH 118122-3 Fossilferous Limestone -- 26 May 1905
NMNH 118122-4 Fossilferous Limestone -- 26 May 1905
NMNH 118122-5 Welded Tuff -- 26 May 1905
NMNH 118122-6 Tuff -- 26 May 1905

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