Wolf Volcano‬ erupts in the Galapagos Islands – Are pink iguanas threatened?

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Last night, the Wolf volcano, on the island of Isabela, erupted for the first time since 1982!

Look at these great shots of the eruption below! Awesome!

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Last night, a volcano on the island of Isabela, Galapagos Island, has erupted for the first time since 1982.

Wolf produced both lava fountains and lava flows which is common for a shield volcano from this kind.

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As reported by the institute of geophysics of the institute of technology of Honduras:

  • The plume was as tall as 15 kilometers (50,000 feet) on May 25, 2015.
  • The eruption is coming from a new fissure on the southeast flanks of Wolf.
  • Some of the settlements on Isabela may get minor ash fall from the plume.
  • Explosions from the start of the eruption were captured on the nearest seismometer (20 km away)

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Images by Diego Paredes.

According to the direction of the Galapagos National Park, the Wolf volcano is not threatening the only population of pink iguanas (‘ Conolophus marthae ‘) in the world.

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