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Eruption in Tonga: the ports of the Peruvian coast closed by abnormal waves descend to 15

Lima, January 16, 2022Updated on 01/16/2022 12:56 pm

The National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) of the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci) reported that the number of ports closed on the north and center coast fell to 15. The preventive measure occurs in the presence of abnormal waves, due to the volcanic eruption that occurred 73 kilometers north of Nukualofa (Tonga).

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Through a publication on its Twitter account, the COEN indicated that it monitors the development of said event on the Peruvian coast with the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Peruvian Navy. In the tweet he indicates that the abnormal waves are of light and moderate intensity.

In the attached document, the entity details that 15 ports are closed (4 from the north and 11 from the center) and 106 remain open. Therefore, he published the following list.

The 15 ports that remain closed on the Peruvian coast due to abnormal waves.  (COEN)
The 15 ports that remain closed on the Peruvian coast due to abnormal waves. (COEN)


Given the probability that similar events will be repeated, Indeci urged regional and local authorities to guide the population regarding specific protection measures, avoiding exposure to this phenomenon to prevent accidents and/or personal and material damage.

Likewise, it is recommended to suspend port and fishing activities, as well as to secure vessels and/or withdraw small fleets to the mainland. In addition, sports and recreational activities should be avoided during the wave period, as well as camping near beach areas.

The Indeci, through the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN), monitors the departments of the Peruvian coast in coordination with the Disaster Risk Management offices and the DHN, in order to provide information to the authorities and the population in general. about upcoming events.

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