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Fernandina Island Volcano Erupts in Galapagos

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.

Judith Beermann
Judith Beermann

By early evening, a volcanic ash advisory was reported.