GringoPost | Ecuador: Natural Disaster Alert – US Mission Ecuador (January 16, 2018)

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Natural Disaster Alert – US Mission Ecuador (January 16, 2018)

Location: Sierra Negra Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Event: According to the Ecuadorian Geographic Institute, greater seismic activity near the Sierra Negra Volcano indicates that an eruption may occur in the near future. The Ecuadorian Geographic Institute has advised visitors to avoid the crater of the Sierra Negra until further notice, specifically the popular tourist walking path known as Volcan Chico.

Actions to take:

• Avoid the area of Isabela Island near the Sierra Negra Volcano.
• Monitor local media for updates. The Ecuadorian Geophysical Institute is on Facebook and Twitter.
• Contact your loved ones directly and/or update your social media status to inform people you are safe.
• Contact the US Embassy in Quito or the US Consulate General, Guayaquil, if you are a US citizen in need of emergency assistance.

· U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador
+(593) 2 398 5000
+(593) 2 398 5000 (after hours)

· U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil, Ecuador
+(593) 4 371 7000
+(593) 4 371 7000 (after hours)

· State Department – Consular Affairs
888 407 4747 or 202 501 4444

· Ecuador Country Information

· Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

· Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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City: Guayaquil