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This SPOT-6 image, acquired on 27 May 2015, shows the eruption of Wolf Volcano in the Galapagos Islands.

The plume of ash and smoke rising into the air can clearly be seen emerging from the volcano in the centre of this image, following the eruption of the volcano on 25 May.

The volcano, which is located on Isabela Island, had been dormant for over thirty years and though its plume extended 10km into the air, and ejected lava flows, no one was harmed.

There had been concerns at the time of the eruption that some of the unique fauna on the island would be at risk, but they escaped the danger of the eruption due to the direction the ash and lava took.

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Credit: Airbus Defence and Space 2015

Wolf Volcano


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