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Galapagos Faced Intense Hours of Uncertainty

Through social networks, the Presidency of the Republic announced the destruction of one of the floating docks located at island of Santa Cruz in Galapagos. According to reports, the intensity of the waves caused the ocean level to increase the tide and the water to enter to the...
Posted On 12 Mar 2011
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State of Emergency Was Lifted in Ecuador

This Saturday, President Rafael Correa lifted the state of emergency declared yesterday against the risk of tsunami in coastal areas of the country. The Ecuadorian President stressed that so far preliminary assessments do not show any “serious harm.” The port of Santa...
Posted On 12 Mar 2011
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Correa Signed State of Emergency

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa signed a 60-day state of emergency  decree on Friday. This decree orders the evacuation of the coastal areas until there is an updated  report of the situation today at 17:00, because it is the estimated time when the tsunami could reach the...
Posted On 11 Mar 2011
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Possible Tsunami in the Ecuadorian Coasts Warns the Population

Due to the earthquake of 8.9 on the Richter Scale that slamed Japan yesterday afternoon, the Galapagos Islands (1,000 km from the coast of America) prepares for an evacuation of the entire village. The earthquake warning extends from the Mexican coast to Chile, according to the...
Posted On 11 Mar 2011
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The Three Main Galapagos Islands Were Evacuated

Inhabitants of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, and Isabela islands were evacuated to safe areas since 06:00 due to the tsunami warning in the Ecuadorian coasts. In Santa Cruz, the evacuation to the top of the Bellavista parish (10 minutes from Puerto Ayora) was done in order....
Posted On 11 Mar 2011
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Transit Officials Handle the Evacuation Process

In the province of Santa Elena, in the Ecuadorian coast, the citizens ask authorities to save them. Several military and civilian trucks carry people while the soldier, with a human chain, contains the desperate mass of people that has gathered in the sides of the road to get on...
Posted On 11 Mar 2011
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Correa: “Our country will not have a tsunami, but a strong surge”

The President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, said this Friday that the possibility of flooding in Guayaquil, due to the tsunami in Japan, is almost improbable. Following the declaration of tsunami warning in 20 countries, which included Ecuador, the Head of State said...
Posted On 11 Mar 2011
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Salinas Evacuation Affected the Tourist Season

The evacuation of Salinas citizens continues. Many fast travelling vehicles have left the city during the afternoon, while several localities, hotels, and general stores are closed. The beaches are deserted and few people roam the streets looking for a way out, hoping to reach...
Posted On 11 Mar 2011
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Refugees in K1 Sector Build Tents

Late in the afternoon the civilians that could not leave K1 sector began to build improvised tents with towels and blankets. Afterwards several humanitarian organizations such as, UNICEF, arrived to offer protective tents against the brazing sun. Members of the Red Cross brought...
Posted On 11 Mar 2011
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Sonesta: Pronobis’ New Hotel Proposal will be Ready Soon

Sonesta hotel will be ready to open its doors in April. The building is next to Mall del Sol and it will have more than one hundred rooms, it is part of La Gran Manzana, promoted by Pronobis consortium. About $ 20 million were invested in the building of Sonesta hotel, the final...
Posted On 10 Mar 2011
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