Category - South America


Chile: earthquake in north-central region: no damage, injuries

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck Chile’s north-central region but authorities say no injuries or damage were reported and discounted the possibility of a tsunami.   The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was 41 miles (66 kilometers) west-northwest of Diego de Almagro, Chile and struck Monday at 1:26 p.m. local time.   Chile’s emergency […]


Ecuador: twin earthquakes on coast: no Tsunami

Powerful twin earthquake strikes Ecuador’s coast Two powerful quakes measuring 5.9 and 6.4 struck the coast of Ecuador ten minutes apart, USGS reported. They appear to be aftershocks of the deadly April disaster, which claimed hundreds of lives in the country. Both quakes hit an area about 32 kilometers northwest of Rosa Zarate, a town […]


Ecuador: Montañita: women: avoid non-essential travel

Global Affairs Canada advises against non-essential travel to the city of Montañita due to incidents of attacks and sexual assaults against foreign women travellers.  Incidents of attacks and sexual assault against foreign women, including rape and murder, have increased throughout the country, particularly in the city of Montañita. Never travel alone, especially after dark. Be […]


Argentina: ATC strike threat June 9

News in Spanish used Google translate. ANAC workers are demanding a collective and maintaining the system of job security agreement. The strike will cover more than 30 airports, including Cordoba. Workers of the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) held a total work stoppage from Friday and 48 hours to more than 30 airports, including Cordoba […]


Ecuador: another earthquake, no tsunami

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, just days after a major quake hit the country killing more than 500 people.   The latest quake was centred 70 kilometres off the Pacific coast town Esmeraldas at a depth of 10 kilometres, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, not far from […]


Ecuador: Cdn Govt advised against non-essential travel

ECUADOR – Exercise a high degree of caution There is no nationwide advisory in effect for Ecuador. However, you should exercise a high degree of caution due to high levels of crime and a high risk of natural disasters. Regional Advisory for the provinces of Esmeraldas, Los Rios, Manabi, Santa Elena, Guayas and Santo Domingo Global […]