NewsHuge volcano eruption on Galapagos Islands

Huge volcano eruption on Galapagos Islands

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR - MARCH 03: Aerial view after the eruption of La Cumbre volcano on March 03, 2024 in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. La Cumbre volcano, located on Fernandina Island of the archipelago, erupted on Saturday March 2. (Photo by Andy Torres/Parque Nacional Galápagos via Getty Images)
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR - MARCH 03: Aerial view after the eruption of La Cumbre volcano on March 03, 2024 in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. La Cumbre volcano, located on Fernandina Island of the archipelago, erupted on Saturday March 2. (Photo by Andy Torres/Parque Nacional Galápagos via Getty Images)
Images source: © GETTY | Handout
6:13 AM EST, March 4, 2024

There has been enormous volcano eruption on one of the islands in Ecuadorian famous archipelago. The eruption is one of the biggest in years. The island is fortunately uninhabited.

The biggest concern is not about peapole though. The eruption may cause serious damage to the natural habitat of some endemic species. The Galapagos Archipelago is known for its engandered, unique and endemic species habitating an island. Such a big eruption is a danger for them.

France24 makes specific report of the events:

The La Cumbre volcano on the island of Fernandina blew its top late Saturday, the South American country's Geophysical Institute said.

La Cumbre, which stands 1,463 meters (4,799 feet) high, has erupted three times previously since 2017. (...)
The Institute said La Cumbre blew a gas cloud about three kilometers into the air, dispersed by the wind without passing over other islands with human settlements such as neighboring Isabela.

It said the duration of the eruption cannot be predicted, nor whether the lava will reach the shore, but data on the volcano's activity suggested this one was likely to be greater than those in 2017, 2018 and 2020.

The Institute advised tourists to stay away if any lava does enter the sea.

The Galapagos Archipelago is home to specific species of for nstance albatroses who can do they brewing only on the unique places on the Islands.

Related content