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Wolf volcano erupts in Galapagos

 

Last Monday, the volcano ´Wolf´ erupted on Isabela Island, the largest island of the Galapagos Archipelago. Some tourists were lucky to admire this fascinating natural phenomenon.

This was the first eruption of the Wolf volcano in 33 years. However many would say that volcano eruptions are part of the archipelago´s ecosystem. During the last 200 years Galapagos Islands have had 50 eruptions approximately. This is one of the many reasons why the Galapagos Islands are unique in their landscapes and species.

The eruption was not concidered a threat to tourists because that area of the island is not inhabited. Its main village, Puerto Villamil, is located 70 miles to the south. There was also no immediate danger for the giant tortoises and iguanas living near the volcano, since they are situated on the north-west side of the volcano, while the lava went to the southern flank.

 

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Sources:
galapagos.org
galapagosislands.com
BBC

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