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06 Apr 2018 description
report El Comercio

Un sismo de 4.2 grados de magnitud se registró la mañana de este 6 de abril del 2018 en Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, según informó el Instituto Geofísico de la Politécnica Nacional a través de sus cuentas en redes sociales.

El informe del IG dice que la hora del movimiento telúrico fue a las 07:21 y a una profundidad de 2,42 kilómetros y a 88,65 kilómetros de Puerto Ayora.

08 Sep 2017 description

URGENTE: La Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos, informa que, SE CANCELA la alerta de tsunami con base en el comunicado emitido por el Instituto Oceanográfico de la Armada. Las ondas de tsunami generadas por el terremoto suscitado en Chiapas, México a las 23h47 (hora México) ya han pasado y no persiste una amenaza mayor. Sin embargo, algunas costas todavía pueden experimentar pequeñas fluctuaciones del nivel del mar durante varias horas.

08 Sep 2017 description

La Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos, comunica que, de acuerdo con informe del Instituto Oceanográfico de la Armada, se emite una alerta de Tsunami debido al sismo ocurrido en México, comunicando que existe un peligro inminente de que se genere un tsunami en las Islas Galápagos. La amenaza para las costas de Ecuador está bajo evaluación.

Se insiste que el estado de alerta de tsunami es únicamente para las Islas Galápagos.

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28 Mar 2017 description

Calvas (Loja):- La Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos participó este lunes 27 de marzo, de un COE provincial en el cantón Calvas provincia de Loja, con la finalidad de concretar acciones de respuesta y atención a las familias afectadas por la etapa invernal.

19 Jul 2016 description

Hunger: More than a moral outrage

The statistics are shocking, so utterly appalling as to be beyond comprehension: 780 million people deprived of sufficient nourishment; three million under-fives dead from hunger in just one year; and, 66 million primary school children sent to class every day on empty stomachs.

Tragically, this is not the trailer for some postapocalyptic sci-fi blockbuster, but hard truths about the world we live in.

02 Sep 2013 description

SAN CRISTÓBAL (GALÁPAGOS).- Luego de varios meses de preparación, este viernes 30 de agosto se llevó a cabo el I Simulacro de Tsunami en la isla de San Cristóbal en el Archipiélago de Galápagos. Alrededor de cinco mil personas participaron de esta actividad, pionera en las Islas Encantadas, que tiene como objetivo preparar a los ciudadanos ante un evento adverso que se pueda presentar en esta región.

03 Sep 2001 description

"BOTH in space and time, we seem to be brought somewhat near to that great fact -that mystery of mysteries- the first appearance of new beings on this earth."

That is how English naturalist Charles Darwin described the Galapagos Islands in his H.M.S. Beagle logbook entry for 8 October 1835. Darwin spent five weeks on the islands observing endemic species such as tortoises, fish and iguanas.

09 May 2001 description


Although several months have passed since the Jessica oil spill, follow-up work continues. Scientists from the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS), continue to monitor sites to discover which areas the fuel affected. Of the 650 sites throughout the Galapagos Islands that were selected for sampling, only the sites in Santa Cruz and Santa Fe remain to be checked. In the next two weeks five staff members of the area of Vertebrate Ecology and Monitoring will visit these sites in a motor launch and carefully search for any traces of fuel.

09 Mar 2001 description

Oficio N° 263-01 PNG-DIR

Dear Friends and Supporters:

As you know, this past January 16th, the Galapagos Islands suffered an important ecological impact as a result of the grounding of the M/T Jessica and consequentially its fuel spillage in the waters surrounding the archipelago.

02 Mar 2001 description


The area of Vertebrate Ecology and Monitoring, Charles Darwin Research Station, continues to take samples at sensitive sites along the Galapagos coastlines in order to establish the distribution and quantity of the fuel that has arrived on land. 650 sites throughout the Galapagos Islands south of Marchena Island were selected for sampling. Last week all of the selected sites on Floreana Island were covered. The team found that the bunker fuel has affected the northeast corner of Floreana. Several marine iguanas were oiled.

20 Feb 2001 description


Latest Updates about Monitoring Efforts

Activities in San Cristobal

On Thursday February 15, personnel from the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) in San Cristobal reported that more fuel had started leaking from the Jessica in the morning. The fuel was actually washing up onto the shore. Fortunately it was only a small amount 2,000 or 3,000 gallons, but it was an ominous reminder of what may have happened if the currents had been flowing in the other direction when the first spill occurred.

16 Feb 2001 description


Update on the latest developments concerning "Jessica" in San Cristobal

Yesterday, February 15th, a small amount of fuel was reported to be leaking from "Jessica" once again. The tanker ran aground, off the coast of San Cristobal, a month ago.

09 Feb 2001 description

In the aftermath of the January 16 fuel spill off the coast of Ecuador, scientists are still trying to determine potential long-term effects of the accident on the ecologically sensitive Galapagos Islands, home to a variety of unique plant and animal species.

While the immediate damage appears to have been successfully contained by emergency response crews from Ecuador and the United States, conservationists warn that the fuel spill's full impact "might not be known for years," according to a press release issued by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) …

08 Feb 2001 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2001/0028
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Oil Spill - Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
8 February 2001




1. On 17 January 2001 the 'Jessica', an Ecuadorian-registered ship, ran aground on San Cristobal Island, part of the Galapagos Islands archipelago, 1000 km off the coast of Ecuador.

05 Feb 2001 description


The Galapagos National Park Service (GNPS) continues to coordinate the clean up, monitoring and wildlife rescue operations throughout the archipelago. The latest GNPS press release gives information on their activities.

The Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) has supported GNPS efforts, particularly through monitoring. Results of the various trips underway continue to come in and the impacts so far have been minimal.

On Friday February 2, the vessel Flamingo I returned to Santa Cruz.

05 Feb 2001 description

January 16, Galapagos Islands. The tanker Jessica ran aground just offshore of San Cristobal Island. By January 20, it had begun leaking its cargo of 170,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 60,000 gallons of intermediate fuel oil. At the request of the Ecuador government, the National Ocean Service sent a spill response team to assist. NOS will provide environmental protection and cleanup recommendations. A NOS Scientific Support Coordinator arrived on San Cristobal in the USCG C-130 aircraft on January 21. He was joined by a second NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator on January 24.