Feb 23, 2020 - National Geographic Endeavour II
Española Island is the oldest of the Galapagos Islands, as it sits on the southeastern end of the archipelago. The islands are of volcanic origin, formed because of the activity of a hot spot. As the Nazca Plate slides to the southeast over the volcano, new land area is produced and new islands develop. This means that the islands towards the northwest are the youngest, and those on the opposite end are the oldest.
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