Jan 27, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II
Española Island is the oldest of the Galapagos Islands, located in the southeastern realm of the archipelago. The islands are of volcanic origin and are formed as a result of the activity from what geologists call a "hot spot.” As the Nazca Plate slides to the southeast over the volcano-producing area, new islands develop. This means that the islands towards the northwest are the youngest, and the ones on the opposite end are the oldest.
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