The Galapagos Rise is a currently active ridge. Fernandina Volcano on Fernandina Island
, the most westerly island of the chain erupted on May 12, 2005 ejecting a column of ash that rose to a height of seven km from a fissure on the west side of the volcano. Volcanic ash fell on neighboring Isabela Island
. Alcedo Volcano
on Isabela Island last erupted in the 1950s.