Fernandina Island Volcano Erupts in Galapagos

Photo by Judith Beermann
Full moon over Fernandina Island Erupting Volcano
Full moon over Fernandina Island Erupting Volcano

Shortly after noon on September 4, 2017, crew on board Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic ship Endeavor II observed a volcanic eruption at Fernandina Island in the Galapagos of Ecuador. The National Park of Galapagos was immeditaly notified.

It was confirmed as a new eruptive phase of Fernandina's La Cumbre volcano. 

After eight years of relative calm, this volcano began generating a column of water vapor and magmatic gases that were about four kilometers high.

Fernandina Island erupts September 4, 2017 (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Fernandina Island erupts September 4, 2017

By early evening, a volcanic ash advisory was reported.