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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10177

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).

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).


San Cristóbal