Pinta

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  • 0.58°N
  • 90.75°W

  • 780 m
    2558 ft

  • 353070
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1928 Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Katsui Y (ed), 1971. List of the World Active Volcanoes. Volc Soc Japan draft ms, (limited circulation), 160 p.

McBirney A R, Williams H, 1969. Geology and petrology of the Galapagos Islands. Geol Soc Amer Mem, 118: 1-197.

Richards A F, 1962. Archipelago de Colon, Isla San Felix and Islas Juan Fernandez. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 14: 1-50.

The elongated island of Pinta is the northernmost of the active Galápagos volcanoes. Pinta is a shield volcano with numerous young cones and lava flows originating from NNW-trending fissures. A steep sea cliff truncates the western side of the volcano, which lacks the prominent summit caldera of Fernandina and Isabela Island volcanoes. The fresh, unvegetated lava flows that cover the SE and northern flanks appear to have been erupted during the past few thousand or few hundred years (McBirney and Williams 1969). An eruption of uncertain nature was reported in 1928 (Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World).