The awaken ‘Wolf’: the eruption of the volcano in the Galapagos Islands
The Enchanted Islands are a group of volcanoes separated from the mainland and driven by their own hotspot...
The Enchanted Islands are a group of volcanoes separated from the mainland and driven by their own hotspot, the Galapagos Hotspot. They are between 4.2 million and 700,000 years old and are continuously transforming.
In early 2022, on January 7, the largest island in the archipelago caught fire. Its largest volcano, the Wolf, entered an eruption process and set fire to the grounds of the “wolf”. The incredible staff of the Go Galapagos expedition yacht, Coral II, documented a few moments of this natural spectacle.
The Volcano Wolf in the Galapagos Islands is in eruption process. This video taken from one of our staff at the amazing Coral II expedition yacht. pic.twitter.com/ihKsfQAaQx
— Go Galapagos Ecuador (@go_galapagos) January 7, 2022
This volcano is recognized, in addition to being the largest of the islands, because the sanctuary of the pink iguanas lie on its slopes, species that, fortunately, were not endangered by this volcanic activity. This was the most recent activity in the year, Wolf had previously erupted in 2015. On this occasion, the magma came out of a fissure to the south of the volcano, which went towards the interior of the island. This volcanic eruption in Galapagos demonstrates the continuing evolution of the islands.
Among the volcanoes that can be found in the archipelago are La Cumbre (last eruption 2020), Sierra Negra (2018), Wolf (2022), Cerro Azul (2008), Alcedo (1993), Isla Marchena (1991), Isla Pinta ( 1928), Santiago Island (1906), Darwin (1813), Ecuador (1150), Santa Cruz Island (n/a), Floreana Island (n/a), Genovesa Island (n/a), San Cristóbal Island (n/ a), Roca Redonda (n/a), Darwin Island (extinct), Wolf Island (extinct).
Each island has a history of its formation. It is time for you to explore them yourself: swim in their seas, walk on dry lava, connect with their flora and fauna… To do so, you can ask for our promotions and begin planning your trip here.