Volcano erupts on Isabele Island

Volcano erupts on Isabele Island 

PUERTO VILLAMIL, 25 May - Wolf Volcano has erupted on Isabele Island, the largest of the Galapagos Islands. It is the first time in over three decades that the volcano has become active. There is no immediate threat to the people that live on the island.

Only about 2,200 people live on the island. As are all the inhabitants of the Galapagos Archipelago, the islanders are used to volcanic activity. Wolf Volcano is 1,600 meters high

and is located on the far nothern tip of Isabela Island, a comfortable 100 kilometres from Puerto Villamil, the only town on the island. Images of the eruption can be found here

The eruption does pose a threat though: conservationist are worried about the population of pink iguanas on the island, the only one in the world.