The Wolf volcano, a sanctuary for pink iguanas in the Galapagos, located on Isabela Island, has erupted for the second time in seven years, officials from the Ecuadorean Archipelago National Park said on Friday (7).
“#Galápagos | Wolf Volcano begins eruptive activity (…)” Galápagos National Park (PNG) reported on its social media accounts.
Image shows a volcano erupting in the Galapagos on January 7, 2022 – Image: clone/twitter/@parquegalapagos
Director of the Galapagos National Park (Papua), Danny Rueda, said, “The main species such as turtles, wild iguanas and especially the pink iguana are outside the lava flow. They are heading south of the crater.
Lava River in the Galapagos on January 7, 2022 – Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/@parquegalapagos
The Wolf Volcano is located in the north of the island of Isabela, the largest in the Galapagos archipelago, about 100 kilometers from human settlements. Its slopes are home to the pink iguana (Conolophus marthae), a species unique in the world.
Institute of Geophysics keto It reported that at around 00:20 (local time) on Friday, a “new eruption became apparent” at the 1,707-meter volcano, releasing a cloud of gas and ash that reached nearly 3,800 meters above sea level.
“There are no gatherings near the volcano or in the direction of the ash clouds,” the institute added in a statement.
Galapagos volcano erupts on January 7, 2022 Image: Reproduction/Twitter/@parquegalapagos
The former activity of the volcano, the highest in the Galapagos Islands, is located 1,000 km from the coast of Ecuador, which occurred in 2015, when it erupted without affecting the main animals, after 33 years of inactivity.
Papua New Guinea reported in August that after an expedition to Wolfe Volcano, it counted 211 specimens of the pink iguana, which was introduced in 2009 as a new species. Animals occupy exclusively an area of u200bu200b25 square kilometers.
Lava advances over an island in the Galapagos in an image taken January 7, 2022 – Image: Reproduction/Twitter/@parquegalapagos
The Galapagos Islands, named after their giant turtles, served as the natural laboratory for English scientist Charles Darwin for his theory of the evolution of species in the 19th century. Isabella also has the volcanoes Darwin, Alcedo, Cerro Azul and Sierra Negra, all of which are active.
The Galapagos Archipelago contains plants and animals unique to the planet and is part of the World Biosphere Reserve.
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