Volcano erupts on Galapagos Islands

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Volcano erupts on Galapagos Islands

The tallest mountain on the Galapagos Islands has erupted, spewing ash clouds over the Pacific Ocean. Ecuador’s Geophysical Institute said the eruption was ongoing.

Wolf Volcano in the midst of an eruption on the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are some 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) off the coast of Ecuador. A UNESCO World Heritage site, many of the animals and plant species on the Galapagos can only be found there.

Ecuador’s Geophysical Institute said Friday the tallest mountain on the Galapagos Islands was erupting and spewing lava and ash over the Pacific Ocean.

Shortly before midnight Wednesday local time, the Wolf Volcano sent a cloud of ashen lava 3,793 meters (12,444 feet) into the sky, the Ecuadorian institute said.

Government images showed a piercing ray of light emerging from the mountain streaking into the sky…READ ON

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