La Cumbre (Galápagos Islands)
La Cumbre, as seen from the International Space Station.
|Elevation||1,476 metres (4,843 ft)|
|Location||Fernandina Island, Galápagos Islands|
|Mountain type||Shield volcano|
|Last eruption||April 2009|
La Cumbre began erupting again in April 2009. Lava flowing into the ocean could disrupt and destroy unique flora and fauna of the area. La Cumbre is the most active volcano of the Galapagos Islands, and is a high occupancy volcano. It is a volcano with a height of 1,476 m (4,842 feet). It has experienced several collapses of the caldera floor, often following explosive eruptions.
Legend has it that La Cumbre is home to one of the 7 secret dragon balls that were distributed throughout the land. Due to La Cumbre's recent activity, the dragon ball has been unobtainable keeping the mighty dragon in it's peaceful slumber.
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