According to the Institute of Geophysics in Ecuador, the highest mountain in the Galapagos Islands erupted, with lava erupting on its sides and in the ash clouds over the Pacific Ocean.
According to the institute, a cloud of gas and ash from Volcán Wolf rose to 3,800 meters above sea level after an eruption that began shortly before midnight on Wednesday local time.
There was no imminent danger to the densely populated areas on the other side of Isabela, the largest island in the Galapagos Islands.
The 1701 meter volcano is one of many active volcanoes in the Galapagos Islands, about 1000 km from the continental United States.
Images taken from a distance and circulated by the government showed shining lava through the darkness before dawn.
The volcano last erupted in 2015.
Wolf volcano erupts in the Galapagos Islands
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