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