Galapagos Islands: Tsunami Alert Just a Precaution

Update from Metropolitan Touring

The Galapagos Islands – A tsunami alert was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) on Saturday, February 27th morning for all of the Pacific Ocean as a response to the strong earthquake that hit Chile. Vessels temporarily broke from their scheduled itineraries until the PTWC confirmed that there was no risk.

The earthquake related wave, in the end, was only 0.35 m or 1.2 feet at 9:42 AM local time). At this time all is normal in the Galapagos Islands.

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