Powerful eruption at Wolf volcano on Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Image of Wolf volcano’s eruption on 25 May 2015 (Ecuador TV / twitter)
As day breaks on the archipelago, the first images start to emerge and media pick up on the spectacular eruption.
 
From images it seems that a large effusive-explosive eruption is occurring.
 
 Tall lava fountains produce an immense ash plume that rises to up to 45,000 ft (14 km) altitude, if the estimations by VAAC Washington are correct. At the same time, several lava flows descend from the vent(s), likely a fissure on the volcano. 
 
The last eruption of Wolf volcano, a 1710 m tall shield volcano, was in 1982. That eruption, too, started with an explosive onset accompanied and followed by effusion of large lava flows from a 1 km long fissure.
Courtesy of volcanodiscovery.com

2 responses to “Powerful eruption at Wolf volcano on Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador”

  1. omanuel says :

    Thank you for this information. We understand so little of the forces that actually control nature and piously believe that our shared beliefs are reality.

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