Thursday, September 21

Ecuador cancels the tsunami alert and Peru maintains “constant monitoring”

In coastal cities such as La Libertad, Manta and Esmeraldas, the observation of sea level was maintained.

In the case of Manabí, the governor, Juan Francisco Nunez announced that Manta and Portoviejo had closed their beaches.

The alert was issued on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. by the Oceanographic and Antarctic Institute of the Ecuadorian Navy after verifying “disturbances of the sea.”

Two deceased in Peru

Meanwhile, in Peru, the Navy through the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation maintains a “constant monitoring” of sea conditions after the volcanic eruption in Tonga.

Precisely Peru is the only country that has reported two deaths linked to the tsunami: two women who were getting off and were surprised by the strong waves.

A hundred facilities including restaurants, businesses and homes have been affected by the rising sea this Saturday at El Chaco beach in Paracas (Pisco-Ica). The mayor of Paracas, Rosario Ramírez, explained on the RPP radio station that he advanced to a block and entered several premises that have suffered material damage.

“Unusual behaviors have occurred in some coastal areas that have intensified with the presence of abnormal waves” at high tide, according to the Peruvian Navy. However, “the technical conditions required to determine the tsunami warning according to the protocols established by the National Tsunami Warning System” have not been presented.

In any case, the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Navy has ordered the closure of some ports, beaches and coves as a preventive measure.