Category Archive: SAFETY NEWS

Aug 14 2015

Cotopaxi volcano erupts & awakes after 75 years

The last time Cotopaxi erupted was in 1940. At 17h21 on August 13th there were earthquakes registered in the region that lasted until 18h06.  The largest quake registered 2.7 in magnitude at 17h23. There were two explosions early this morning (August 14th, 2015) according to Instituto Geofisico.  The first at 04h02 (6 Pa magnitude) and …

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Jul 31 2015

Nationwide Strike in Ecuador called for August 13th, 2015.

Travelers and tourists should be made aware that apparently numerous social, political and professional organizations are calling for a nationwide strike throughout Ecuador on August 13th, 2015. Please take any precautions required as there could be inconveniences that occur due to the apparent protests and marches planned throughout the country on August 13th, 2015. In …

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Jun 16 2015

Cotopaxi – Seismic activity increasing

Source: El Comercio According to several local sources, the seismic activity at Cotopaxi has increased moderately since mid April 2015.  In addition recent reports indicate vapour emission on June 14th, 2015.

Jun 12 2015

Political demonstrations in Galapagos

News source: Metropolitan Touring Local residents in Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands have announced their intent to shut down travel to and from the archipelago, 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) west of the South American mainland, on Friday, 12th June as an escalation of the previous days’ protests against a new Galápagos regional law passed by the congress …

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Apr 28 2015

Pro and anti government rallies & marches – May 1st, 2015

Numerous pro and anti government rallies and marches are apparently going to take place in most of the major towns and cities throughout Ecuador on May 1st, 2015. Readers should be aware of these rallies and marches and take the necessary precautions. While most of these rallies generally tend to be pacific, it is not …

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Apr 20 2015

New & updated articles shortly

We are in the process of updating and refreshing our database of articles. As our articles are checked, double checked and re-verified prior to publishing. We appreciate your patience as our news department implements new publishing procedures. The main objective of this site is to give tourist & foreigners relevant, accurate and honest news articles …

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Aug 24 2012

U.K. Travel Advisory for Ecuador: Machiavellian Politics or Exaggerated Caution?

U.K. issuing a travel advisory for Ecuador Travel advisory text directly from FCO website … “In view of recent demonstrations (August) outside the British Embassy Quito, and the British Honorary Consulate, Guayaquil related to the Assange case, British Nationals should exercise caution, avoid gatherings and carry ID at all times. Even peaceful demonstrations can turn …

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Jun 01 2012

Scuba divers dies in the Galapagos Islands

Sadly, this is the second news posting today of a fatality during adventure/extreme sports activities. … Scuba diver dies while scuba diving with Albatros Tours in the Galapagos Islands … more information to follow. This fact was confirmed this afternoon with a trusted source directly in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island in Galapagos. Although no …

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Jun 01 2012

Mindo Canopy Accident, Ecuador

The Ecuador Ministry of Tourism decided to temporarily suspend the Tourism company, Mindo Ropes & Canopy, that operates the zipline (canopy), where an American tourist died this past Sunday, May 27th 2012. Canopying (or zip lining) is an adventure activity involving horizontal cables to zip line across the top of the forest to apparently enjoy …

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