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Galapagos Volcano Erupts, Threatens Fragile Ecosystem

By    |   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 07:40 AM

The fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is being threatened after a volcano atop one of the islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years.

Ecuador's Galapagos National Park administration said the mile-high Wolf volcano began spewing fire, smoke and lava before dawn Monday, The Associated Press reported.

The volcano lies on the northern tip of Isabela Island, the archipelago's largest. It's far from the only population center, Puerto Villamil, 70 miles to the south. Authorities said no tourist activity was affected.

Authorities said lava flowing in the southwest direction for now poses no risk to the world's only population of pink iguanas, which live on the island's northwest tip.

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The fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is being threatened after a volcano atop one of the islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years.
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