State of tsunami warning suspended in Puerto Ayora, Ecuador | News

The National Risk and Emergency Management Service of Ecuador reported this Saturday that the tsunami warning status for Puerto Ayola, in the center of Galapagos, was suspended after detecting stability in the disturbances in the sea in Academia Bay, after the eruption of the Hunga Tonga volcano.


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According to the entity, the Oceanographic and Antarctic Institute of the National Navy (Inocar) communicated in a bulletin that, however, the observation status is maintained mainly in the regions of the continental coast of Ecuador and in Galapagos.

“The irregularities in the sea, detected in La Libertad, province of Santa Elena, Manta and Esmeraldas, of up to 50 cm, which have remained stable, during the last hours”, therefore a state of observation is proclaimed in Galapagos, while there is the registration of these variations, notified the Inocar.

In this sense, the sea disturbances detected as a result of the volcano’s explosion were recorded on the coast of the Galapagos Islands at 11:43 am (local time), and in the sea of ​​Academia Bay, Santa Cruz Island.

Likewise, both maritime and recreational activities had been suspended in the coastal region of continental Ecuador, in the period between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., local time in the South American country.

On the other hand, so far no injuries or fatalities have been reported; the eruption of the Hunga Tonga volcano lasted eight minutes and ejected ash and smoke thousands of kilometers high.