Possible Tsunami…

As you all know by now, Japan has been struck by an earthquake that registered 8.9 on the Richter scale.  As a result, an alert has been issued for a possible Tsunami for the entire Pacific region including the Galapagos Islands.

The tsunami is expected to arrive in Galapagos later this afternoon, the exact time could be anywhere from 3 to 7PM local Galapagos time. Therefore, we do have sufficient time to take necessary precautions. Flights to Galapagos today have been cancelled and there is an evacuation order in effect.  All tour boats are required to leave port and be at least five miles offshore.  The local populations will need to seek higher ground to the highlands and mid sections of the Islands by noon today.  Obviously, all visits today have been cancelled.

We will keep you informed of any further developments of the potential tsunami affecting the Galapagos Islands.

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