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Volcano Erupts on Galapagos Island


A volcano has been spewing lava on the largest of the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador.

The Sierra Negra volcano on Isabela island erupted late Saturday, sending slow-moving lava flowing into the sea.

Officials at the Galapagos Natural Park say the island's famed giant tortoises have not been harmed by the eruption.

The Galapagos Islands are located about 1,000 kilometers off Ecuador's Pacific coast. The diverse wildlife inspired naturalist Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. The islands were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the 1970s.

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