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 visitors to avoid the area of the Sierra Negra until further notice.

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 U.S. Embassy in Quito or the U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil if you are a U.S. citizen in need of emergency assistance.


+(593)(2) 398-5000

+(593)(2) 398-5000  (after hours)

+(593)(4) 371-7000

+(593)(4) 371-7000 (after hours)

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444