Natural Disaster Alert – U. S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador (March 28, 2019)

Location: Sangay Volcano, Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador. Event:  According to the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School, there is increased volcanic activity at Sangay volcano.  The Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism recommends that visitors do not hike up to the crater or approach the high areas of the volcano. Actions to Take: Avoid the area near ...
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Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

Natural Disaster Alert – U. S. Mission Ecuador (26 June 2018)   Location:  Sierra Negra Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador Event:  According to the Ecuadorian Geographic Institute, on June 26, 2018 the Sierra Negra Volcano began erupting.  Rural area habitants have been evacuated to Puerto Villamil as a precaution.  The Ecuadorian Geographic Institute has advised ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Alert for U.S. Citizens March 16, 2018 Location: City of Borbón, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador Event: An improvised explosive device detonated at an Ecuadorian naval station in Borbón, Ecuador on March 16, 2018. Initial reports state there were no injuries or deaths, but significant damage to the facility. This is in Esmeralda ...
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Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Galapagos region 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 ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Bomb Threat at the Unidad de Transparencia y Lucha Contra la Corrupcion

The U.S. Embassy has learned of a confirmed bomb threat at the “Unidad de Transparencia y Lucha Contra la Corrupcion” located at Patria Avenue and 9 de Octubre, two blocks west of the Hilton Colon hotel in Quito.  All U.S. citizens are advised to stay away from the area for the remainder of the day. ...
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Hurricane Matthew: Information for U.S. Citizens

Hurricane Matthew, categorized by the National Hurricane Center as a major hurricane with sustained winds of over 110 mph, has passed directly over or near Cuba, Haiti, and The Bahamas. Further information about Hurricane Matthew is available from the  National Hurricane Center . The Bahamas:  The U.S. Embassy in Nassau is closed Wednesday, October 5, through Friday, October 7.  However, the embassy ...
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