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Monday, November 25, 2013

Galapagos Sierra Negra Volcano

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Elevation: 1124 m (3,688 ft)
Location: Isabela Island - Galapagos
Cord: 0.83°S 91.17°W
Last Eruption: 2005

Sierra Volcano is located at the eastern of Isabela Island, 13 miles from Puerto Villamil in the Galapagos Islands. It rises to an altitude of 1124 m. Around Sierra Negra we can find Cerro Azul volcano to the west and Alcedo to the north. It is he largest volcano in the archipielago, with eruptions since 1813. The age of Sierra Negra is approximately 535.000 years old, with a measure of 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep. Sierra Negra have also an unusual caldera, it is elliptical whereas other volcanos are circular.  The volcano is one of the most active in the Galapagos, with the last eruption starting on 22 October 2005 and lasting until 30 October 2005.


Sierra Negra Crater 360° Panoramic view

Land Tours to Sierra Volcano: http://www.naturegalapagos.com/codigo/isabela/index.html