Volcanic eruption: Ecuador issues tsunami warning in Galapagos

Ilhas Galápagos, no Equador, corre risco de ser afetada por tsunami provocado por vulcão de Tonga.

Galapagos Islands, in Ecuador, is at risk of being affected by a tsunami caused by the volcano of Tonga.| Photo: Wikimedia Commons

THE Ecuador’s National Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning on Saturday for the island of Santa Cruz, in the center of the Galápagos archipelago, after identifying marine disturbances as a result of the volcanic eruption in Tonga, in the South Pacific.

2022″According to the tidal records of Santa Cruz and Baltra (islands Galapagos), at the moment there are disturbances in the sea generated by the volcanic eruption that have reached the coasts of the Galapagos Islands since the 07h07 locations,” he announced the National Tsunami Center of the Oceanographic and Antarctic Institute of the Navy (Inocar).

The entity also stated on Twitter that “significant variations in sea level are recorded in Baía Academia, on the island of Santa Cruz, which is why l a tsunami warning is issued for Puerto Ayora”, the capital of the island.

The Center reported that “for the rest of the sites in the Galápagos Islands, the tsunami observation status is maintained, as well as for the mainland coast of the country”, located about 1,000 kilometers east of the archipelago. .

2022″Other points on the mainland and island coast may experience similar disruptions, which will be communicated in due course,” the note added.

Inocar reported hours earlier that it was still studying the threat of a tsunami generated by the action of an underwater volcano in the South Pacific. The violent eruption near Tonga triggered a tsunami that hit the coast of the island nation and also made sound the alarm in other countries in the ocean region.