Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Galapagos Rift
Submarine eruptions at mid-ocean ridges produce pillow lavas, which form as lava slowly erupts from a fissure on the sea floor. The E-W-trending Galápagos Rift located north of the Galápagos Islands is an oceanic spreading ridge between the Cocos plate to the north and the Nazca plate to the south. A large area of hydrothermal vents along the crest of the ridge ENE of the Galápagos Islands was discovered in 1977, along with evidence of a recent eruption. Image courtesy of NOAA Ocean Explorer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Volcano Number:334070
Volcano Name:Galapagos Rift
Country:Undersea Features
Volcano Type:Submarine
Last Eruption:1996 CE
Elevation:-2430m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Latitude:0.792
Longitude:-86.15



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