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Wolf
Volcano
By: Jana Thabet
8/02/19
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Table of Contents
Front Cover
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Contents
Introduction
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The Eruption
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Impacts
Conclusion
Bibliography
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Introduction
Wolf Volcano is located on Isla
Isabela, Galapagos. The
volcano lies on the northern
tip of Isabela Island.
A pervious eruption occurred
33 years prior.
Long-term InSAR showed that that caldera’s floor
steadily inflated, causing an overflowing magma rush.
Evidence
suggest that
Wolf Volcano is
caused by deeply
rooted mantle
plume.
It is made of
isotopic
composition.
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The Eruption
On May 26, 2015, Volcano Wolf erupted after 33
years. The eruption cause smoke to rise more than 10km
into the air, and later drifted towards the south-west
part of the volcano.
It sent volcanic gases and ash 15,000km in the air.
The lava went through a fissure and eventually reached
the ocean.
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The Impacts
Did anyone die?
No one died, however wildlife was greatly
impacted. The Galopagos pink iguana has only 200
of them left. When the volcano hit, it killed some of
them and destroyed their habitat. Schools and
roads were evacuated, but the people were not
forced to move.
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Conclusion:
Wolf Volcano erupted after 33 years, taking people
by surprise. It did not harm any human, however it
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destroyed the habitat of animals like the pink iguana or
the tortoise in the sea.
Schools and buildings closed as the lava sparked and
fell into the sea. The eruption was a rather beautiful
eruption with terrible impacts… yet it’s not the worst
they have witnessed.
Citations
https://academic.oup.com/petrology/article/46/11/2197/
1433599
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america32882500
https://galapagosconservation.org.uk/wolf-volcano/
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/eruption-of-wolfvolcano-galapagos-islands
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