The Theodor Wolf Volcano, located on the Isabela Island (Galapagos), entered into an eruption process early Monday May 25, after 33 years in a state of inactivity. This event has attracted the attention of domestic and foreign tourists, who for several days have started travelling near the island to witness this amazing natural phenomenon.

 

With 1,707 meters of altitude, the Wolf Volcano is the highest point of the island region and one of the five volcanoes that are currently active in the Galapagos Islands. Despite the constant eruptions and flow of lava, there is no risk for humans as the volcano is located away from populated areas, although not far from the pink iguanas, unique in the world, that live in the sector. The Galapagos National Park (GNP) is responsible for constantly monitoring the volcano activity and evaluating potential impacts that may occur.

 

The Governing Council of Galapagos (CGREG) announced that once the eruptive activity decreases, the state of the population of pink iguanas that inhabit the area will be monitored.

 

 

World impact

Stunning photographs of this phenomenon have captured the attention of thousands of people around the world. They have been published in various international media; among these, EFE, AFP, Reuters, ABC of Spain, Telam - National News Agency of Argentina, BBC, CNN in Spanish, Univision, The World of Spain, Euronews, La Nacion of Venezuela, Prensa Latina, Telemundo, El Informante of Mexico and China Xinhua News.

 

"The amazing pictures of the Wolf Volcano," says the ABC of Spain headlines before displaying a gallery of the phenomenon. In that line, the BBC defined as "spectacular" the volcano eruption.

 

It is noteworthy that the eruption did not disrupt the tourism activity to the Isabela Island, nor was affected the air operation to the airports of the islands of San Cristobal and Santa Cruz.

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