Pinta Volcano - John Seach


Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

0.58 N, 90.75 W
summit elevation 780 m
shield volcano

Pinta is the northern most active volcano in the Galapagos.
The only recorded historical eruption was in 1928. The volcano contains young cones and lava flows along NNW fissures.

There is only one surviving Pinta tortoise in the world. The tortoise called George was discovered in 1971. Since then there have been no other tortoises from the same subspecies found on the volcano, or in zoos around the world.

Pinta Volcano Eruptions