Ecuador issues tsunami alert after large quake in Chile

Posted on April 2, 2014 • Filed under: Earthquake, Ecuador reported INOCAR issued warning of tsunami in Ecuador after earthquake in Chile Read time: 1′ 46 ” No. words: 266 El Mercurio, Chile, GDA and 07: 33 pm Tuesday 01/04/2014 An earthquake which reached magnitude 7.8 occurred Tuesday in the far north of Chile, according to the first report of the national seismological Center (CSN). This forced the Oceanographic Institute of the Navy of Ecuador (Inocar) to issue the tsunami alert. Also President Rafael Correa urged all Ecuadorian coastal profile to be alert and prepared for any eventuality arising in the country. Meanwhile in Chile, the National Office of emergency (Onemi) asked the population preventively evacuated the coastal edge of the Arica and Parinacota and Tarapacá regions. The hydrographic and oceanographic of the Chilean Navy (SHOA) issued tsunami alert due to the intense earthquake to the Chilean coast. The earthquake was recorded at 20:46 and had epicenter at sea, 85 km southwest of whose. The depth was estimated at 44 km. The USGS from us.UU., meanwhile, estimated the magnitude at 8.0. The strong earthquake caused great concern in the population in the regions of Arica and Parinacota and Tarapacá. Vehicle jams were recorded while the population attempted to retreat to safe areas. The National system of tsunami alarm (SNAM) pointed out that the wave generated by the violent earthquake would have arrived in the area of Pisagua, with waves of 1.5 meters. The Agency noted that the tsunami wave could reach the area of Iquique near the 21:03, to Arica at 21:12, to Tocopilla to 21:14 and Antofagasta at 21:15 (see below the schedule made by the SHOAH. Read Article


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