Yesterday morning, the Geophysical Institute (IG) of the National Polytechnic School reported an earthquake in the area of the Fernandina volcano, in the Galapagos Islands. According to the IG, seismic activity is usually “precursors” of volcanic activity.
The earthquake was 8 kilometers deep and, according to the Institute’s report, for more than a year, “Fernandina shows a continuous inflation process.” In addition, he asks citizens to stay informed “in the event of a possible eruption.“
The Fernandina volcano is on an uninhabited island and is located between Puerto Villamil and Puerto Ayora. It is part of the more than 7 volcanoes in the Insular region of Ecuador. The last time it had volcanic activity was in January 2020.
On January 7, the Geophysical Institute also reported a new eruption at the Wolf volcano on Isabela Island, Galapagos. As indicated at the time, “the pre-eruptive seismic swarm associated with the eruption. “