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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09113

This dramatic Space Shuttle photo from a 1988 mission shows five major calderas of the Galápagos Islands.  Caldera diameters capping these basasltic shield volcanoes range up to 8 km.  At the lower left is Fernandina volcano.  At the lower right is mostly vegetated Alcedo volcano on Isabela Island.  Above and to the left is Darwin volcano, with the two prominent breached tuff cones, Tagus and Beagle, on its SW flank.  Volcán Wolf is at the top of the photo, and Volcán Ecuador with its breached caldera forms the NW tip of Isabela Island. NASA Space Shuttle photo, 1988.

This dramatic Space Shuttle photo from a 1988 mission shows five major calderas of the Galápagos Islands. Caldera diameters capping these basasltic shield volcanoes range up to 8 km. At the lower left is Fernandina volcano. At the lower right is mostly vegetated Alcedo volcano on Isabela Island. Above and to the left is Darwin volcano, with the two prominent breached tuff cones, Tagus and Beagle, on its SW flank. Volcán Wolf is at the top of the photo, and Volcán Ecuador with its breached caldera forms the NW tip of Isabela Island.

NASA Space Shuttle photo, 1988.


Wolf

Ecuador

Alcedo

Fernandina

Darwin