Galapagos on Orange Alert Due to Tides

August 11, 2011 § 1 Comment

The Galapagos Islands was placed on orange alert today by the National Risk Management in anticipation of waves up to 4 meters and a strong surge from south of the continent.  This is a natural event and is not related to any tsunami or earthquake.

Tourists staying on the island of San Cristobal had to reschedule their activities to on the islands. Visitors had planned to take speedboats in the morning to Santa Cruz or Isabela were informed they would not be able to leave. However, activities on the boardwalk and on land remains completely normal.  Smaller vessels like fishing or speed boats made out of fiberglass are forbitten  to leave port for safety reasons.  

The fishing, diving, coastal loading and unloading docks of the Galapagos are suspended for the day.  The organge alert did not effect persons on Galapagos Cruises.

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