(QUITO, Ecuador) -- A volcano atop one of the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years, spewing fire, smoke and lava into the night sky -- and threatening a fragile ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
On its Facebook page, Ecuador's Galapagos National Park administration said the Wolf volcano, located on the northern tip of Isabela Island, erupted at 1:30 a.m. Monday.
The volcano is home to the world's only population of pink iguanas, which, at the moment, do not appear to be in danger. The administration also said the eruption so far has not impacted tourist operations.
Darwin visited the eastern Pacific island chain in 1835, and the trip influenced his findings presented in the book The Origin of Species.
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