Ecuador, Galapagos, Tsunami Alert Status

Posted on March 11, 2011 • Filed under: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Latin America Aviation, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate

UPDATE – MARCH 14, 2011 18:20

Ecuador government sends six tons of food and supplies to families who have lost their liveliehood. Also, it is reported that some hotels have received major damage. Read Article

UPDATE – MARCH 13, 2011 14:34
UPDATE – MARCH 12, 2011 12:49
INOCAR – UPDATE The navy through the Naval Oceanographic Institute informs the public that the risk of tsunami warning has declined since the height of sea level is falling. Only in Puerto Cayo did a wave came to the seawall. In Esmeraldas, Manta, Puerto Bolivar, Salinas and Freedom involvement has been almost nil. It has reduced the technical alert. The maximum wave height in the Galapagos was 2.50 while the coast was 2 meters, so that the Ecuadorian waters appear to be returning to normal.

At 24:00 hours, President Correa lifted the Tsunami alert – At 11:24 on March 12, 2011 President Correa lifted State of Emergency.

UPDATE: 21:00

LAN Ecuador Special Schedule for March 12, 2011

XL 1951 – Guayaquil-Galapagos 15:45
1950 – Galapagos – Guayaquil 17:05

1551 – Quito/Guayaquil/Galapagos – 08:15
1550 Galapagos-Guayaquil-Quito – 12:05
UPDATE: 13:15

President Correa has announced that the risk of a tsunami appears to be of less risk at the present time.

80 percent of the Galapagos population has moved to high ground.

Waves of 2 meters high are expected to reach the coast by 7:00 pm.

UPDATE: 13:00


Also, flights have resumed to Manabi and Esmerladas. International flights have not been suspended.
UPDATE 14:30
12,800 police called in to support evacution efforts of the Ecuadorian coast.

UPDATE 14:00

The owner of the B and B ‘Ocean Hideaway’ located in Anconcito, Ecuador reported at current time the sea level is normal, everything is calm. All in the area have been ordered to be evacuated by 4:00 pm to higher ground. Anconcito is located near Salinas Ecuador.

Vice President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, told a news conference, reports that are 132 171 disabled people are in the process of being evacuated from coastal areas of the. State of emergency has been declared. 1800-Manuela is the number to contact for assistance for disabled.


INOCAR, the Oceanographic Institute of Ecuador is maintaining a Tsunami alert for the coast of Ecuador., has received information that people on Isabella Island in the Galapagos are being evacuated to higher ground.

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