The Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School of Ecuador issued a report this Tuesday on the situation of the Wolf volcano located in the Ecuadorian Galapagos Islands where it warned of the proximity of the lava to the sea in the eastern part of the island.
Alert about new eruption of Wolf volcano in Galapagos Islands
The text even addressed the possibility that the lava may have entered the water due to its speed of movement and the proximity that it showed at the time of issuing the report on the development of the volcano.
That lava touches the sea at a temperature close to 1,000 degrees Celsius can cause the collision between various gases on contact. and with this, explosions and the emission of gases that are harmful to living beings, rich in acids and that can cause breathing difficulties, and skin irritation or other damage associated with inhalation or exposure to these.
Similarly, the entity that monitors the Wolf volcano has detailed that the satellite system reported two extreme thermal alerts and one high, with which hundreds of signals of this type were added in the last 24 hours. However, the report found that the number of thermal alerts has been reduced.
Regarding gas emissions, these continue towards the southwest, as well as the amount emitted has been reduced compared to the previous day.
Despite the volcano continuing to erupt, the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition has stressed that the species that inhabit the island are not in danger, including the endemic pink iguana, turtles, and birds.
In this sense, the director of the Galapagos National Park, Danny Rueda has assured that in the area affected by the eruption there are not many of the emblematic species and that these have evolved with these processes that are part of the dynamics of its ecosystem.