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San Cristóbal

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  • Ecuador
  • South America
  • Shield
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.88°S
  • 89.5°W

  • 759 m
    2490 ft

  • 353120
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for San Cristóbal.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for San Cristóbal.

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

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

There is no Deformation History data available for San Cristóbal.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data 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.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Santa Maria & San Cristobal, Islas Galapagos
Publisher: PRONAREG, INGALA-Ecuador; ORSTOM-France
Country: Galapagos-Is
Year: 1987
Series: Recursos Hidricos
Map Type: Hydrographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Santa Maria & San Cristobal, Islas Galapagos
Title: Aptitudes Agric, Santa Maria/Santa Cruz/Cristobal
Publisher: PRONAREG, INGALA-Ecuador; ORSTOM-France
Country: Galapagos-Is
Year: 1987
Series: Zonas Agricolas
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Aptitudes Agric, Santa Maria/Santa Cruz/Cristobal
Title: Morfo-Pedologico, Santa Maria/Santa Cruz/Cristobal
Publisher: PRONAREG, INGALA-Ecuador; ORSTOM-France
Country: Galapagos-Is
Year: 1987
Series: Zonas Agricolas
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Morfo-Pedologico, Santa Maria/Santa Cruz/Cristobal
Title: Formaciones Vegetales, Uso del Suelo...
Publisher: PRONAREG, INGALA-Ecuador; ORSTOM-France
Country: Galapagos-Is
Year: 1987
Series: Zonas Agricolas
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Formaciones Vegetales, Uso del Suelo...
Title: San Cristobal, Santa Fe- Vegetation Formations
Publisher: PRONAREG, INGALA-Ecuador; ORSTOM-France
Country: Galapagos-Is
Year: 1987
Series: Form Vegetales
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of San Cristobal, Santa Fe- Vegetation Formations
Title: Santa Maria & Espanola, Vegetation Formations
Publisher: PRONAREG, INGALA-Ecuador; ORSTOM-France
Country: Galapagos-Is
Year: 1987
Series: Form Vegetales
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Santa Maria & Espanola, Vegetation Formations
Title: San Cristobal, Santa Fe
Publisher: PRONAREG, INGALA-Ecuador; ORSTOM-France
Country: Galapagos-Is
Year: 1987
Series: Mapa Geomorfologico
Map Type: Geology (Geomorphology)
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of San Cristobal, Santa Fe
Title: Santa Maria & Espanola
Publisher: PRONAREG, INGALA-Ecuador; ORSTOM-France
Country: Galapagos-Is
Year: 1987
Series: Mapa Geomorfologico
Map Type: Geology (Geomorphology)
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Santa Maria & Espanola
Title: San Cristobal, Santa Fe
Publisher: PRONAREG, INGALA-Ecuador; ORSTOM-France
Country: Galapagos-Is
Year: 1987
Series: Mapa Ecologico
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of San Cristobal, Santa Fe
Title: Santa Maria, Espanol
Publisher: PRONAREG, INGALA-Ecuador; ORSTOM-France
Country: Galapagos-Is
Year: 1987
Series: Mapa Ecologico
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Santa Maria, Espanol
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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