Ecuador Put on High Alert by US Embassy

Ecuador Put on High Alert by US Embassy

Following the Monday's episodes of spewing gas and ash from the Tungurahua volcano in central Ecuador, the government of the region has issued an alert for the travelers and also suggested for the evacuation of the villages near the volcano.

The emergency message was declared by the U. S. Embassy in Quito requesting Americans to not travel near Tungurahua, which means "Throat of Fire" and is located approx 80 miles in southeast of capital Quito.

The message has clearly signaled the dangers over the tourist town of Banos along with all those areas, where they believe, the voluntary evacuations are under way like in Cusua, Juive Grander and Chico. Travelers are being suggested to be ready with an evacuation plan if experts notice the conditions becoming more dangerous.

"Past eruptions have affected air travel in Ecuador", the message reads in part. "U. S. citizens planning to fly to, from, or within Ecuador should monitor news outlets and have a plan in the event of flight cancellations".

If media reports are to be believed then a series of explosions has been recorded from the volcano overnight and so has Ecuador's Secretary of Risk Management raised the alert level to orange i. e. the second-highest level on Monday.


FrenchTribune Specials

IPCC’s Projected Sea Level Rise may already be outdated, says NASA

As per NASA, the projections made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on a rise in global sea levels of 1 to 3 feet have already become a thing of past. Experts said that humans are locked into at least 3 feet of sea level rise and even more is also possible.

Steven Nerem of the University of Colorado said that most of the...

Most Popular

Air Pollution Causes an Estimated 1.6 Million Deaths in China Every Year

A recent study published in Nature Geoscience revealed...

A Baby Planet has been discovered in another Solar System

According to reports, astronomers have captured an image...

Nasa's Curiosity rover takes a 360 degree selfie on MARS

The Curiosity rover, sent by American space agency NASA...

Rare dinosaur footprints found in Lower Saxony in Germany

A team of scientists from Germany have found a long...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: