Isla Santiago in the Galapagos Islands • Earth.com

Last update: October 14th, 2019 at 1:05 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at Isla Santiago in the Galapagos Islands.

Isla Santiago is located just off the coast of Ecuador and was formed by a volcanic hot spot that is also close to a tectonic boundary oceanic spreading center. As a result, there is an underwater ridge of volcanoes that influences how water circulates around the Galapagos Islands.

This image was captured by an astronaut on board the International Space Station.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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