December 22, 2018

How Did The Galapagos appeared!!!

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The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean at 972 km a little more than 650 miles away from continental coast of Ecuador, are formed by 13 islands, in them are several volcanic buildings, the main ones are located in two of the islands, which are: Isabela and Fernandina. On the island of Isabela there are volcanoes Wolf, Darwin, Alcedo, Cerro Azul, Sierra Negra. On the island Fernandina is the volcano with the same name. The Galapagos Islands are considered one of the most active volcanic areas in the world, all islands are of volcanic origin and at least in 8 of them its volcanoes have manifested an intense activity during the historical period, especially in the volcanoes of the islands Isabela and Fernandina. The frequent eruptions of the Gal√°pagos volcanoes, at least sixty in the historical period, are characterized by effusive activity with the generation of large flows of basaltic lava that are generated inside the boilers or from extensive localized fissures on the flanks of volcanoes, in many cases reaching the sea. This activity may eventually endanger the population or the protected species. The Geophysical Institute has installed and operates a seismic network of six stations in the archipelago since 1996, although it was out of operation during 2004. However, in the years 2003 and 2004, thermal monitoring missions have been carried out. visualization in the most active volcanoes and additionally permanent observations are made of the different sensors available in the satellites around the World.

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