La Cumbre (Galápagos Islands)

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La Cumbre
La Cumbre - ISS.JPG
La Cumbre, as seen from the International Space Station.
Highest point
Elevation 1,476 metres (4,843 ft)
Coordinates 0°22′S 91°33′W / 0.367°S 91.550°W / -0.367; -91.550
Location Fernandina Island, Galápagos Islands
Mountain type Shield volcano
Last eruption April 2009

La Cumbre is a shield volcano on Fernandina Island in the Galápagos Islands.

La Cumbre began erupting again in April 2009.[1] 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.


Coordinates: 1°18′38″S 90°25′59″W / 1.31056°S 90.43306°W / -1.31056; -90.43306