Spectacular night-time footage shows lava from Galapagos volcano flowing into ocean

Last week, Wolf Volcano erupted for the first time in three decades
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After erupting last week for the first time in three decades, lava from Wolf Volcano in the Galapagos Islands has begun pouring into the ocean.

Footage captured at night-time show incredible scenes of smoke, ash and fiery lava.

Wolf Volcano is located on Isabela Island, measuring at just over a mile high and is the tallest point in the Galapagos, which consists of 19 islands.

The archipelago is famous around the world for its role in helping Charles Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution, after the English naturalist visited the islands on the HMS Beagle in 1835.

Authorities have said that the lava flow does not pose a risk to the islands’ 25,000 inhabitants or the varied wildlife that live there – including the rare species of pink iguanas.

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