Fernandina, the island that sits in the middle of the Galápagos hot spot

Fernandina is the third largest of the Galápagos Islands and first appeared on maps (under the name of Narborough Island) in 1684. It sits in the middle of the hot spot that created the Galápagos Islands and is most famous for its continuing series of volcanic eruptions; most recently the eruptions of May 2005 and April 2009.  Punta Espinoza is a narrow ledge of lava and sand that extends from the base of the volcano to the sea… [click to read more]

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