Wolf Volcano on Isabela in Galapagos shows declining activity

May 27, 2015

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The Wolf Volcano that erupted early May 25 is showing declining activity, with lava flows continuing amid reduced eruptive activity, according to the Galapagos National Park. The lava flow currently appears to lack the strength to reach the waters of the Pacific Ocean. This definitely rules out a danger for the unique wildlife that inhabits the area, including the pink land iguana and giant tortoises. Wolf’s eruption was the eleventh recorded since the late 18th century in this volcanic archipelago. Monitoring of the eruption will continue. At 1710 metres, the Wolf Volcano, located in the north of Isabela Island very close to the equator, is the island’s highest point.

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Photo Credits: NASA Satellite Service (Wolf Volcano)

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