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South America Travel News: Japan Tsunami Affects South America

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Mar 18, 2011

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By Kaitlyn McMichael

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Ecuador, Peru, and Chile were the hardest hit by the tsunami that devastated Japan last Friday. Tsunami alerts across the Latin America Pacific Coast, but the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, and southern Peru were the most affected. Travel alerts throughout the region have now been lifted, authorities say. In Quito, Ecuador, President Correa order 6 tons of food and water to be shipped to the Galapagos Islands, which are located several hundred miles off the coast of mainland Ecuador. The islands are reported to have been affected by waves of 2.5 meters high that caused some damage to coastal areas. Residents were evacuated to higher elevations and aid was sent to assist the elderly and disabled. LAN flights to and from the Galapagos Islands were canceled, but now are running as normal. Easter Island residents were evacuated to the airport, which was 45 meters above sea level and the highest elevation on the island. Easter Island is located several thousand miles from the coast of Chile, and received the tsunami waves 4 hours before mainland Chile. In Peru, the coast received flooding, especially in Piura, Paracas, and Pisco. The waves measured about 1.5 meters. Several hundred homes were affected by flooding. All travel operations and flights in the Galapagos, Peru, and Chile are now operating as normal. Contact us if you have questions about your South America travel plans. Read also our blog post on How to Choose Travel Insurance.

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