Strong, Giant Tidal Waves in Chile Force Port Closures (VIDEO)

Dangerous and anomalous tidal waves are currently hitting the Chilean coast.

The ports of Iquique, Mejillones, Tocopilla, ChaƱaral, Hanga Roa, Quintero have been closed.


Just look at the size of these waves!



Dozens of people have flocked in recent days in coastal streets as the popular Avenida Peru Vina del Mar, to appreciate the phenomenon, which has sometimes caused previous damage to vehicles and road infrastructure.


The Excelsor.com reports the following:


"Authorities Chilean maritime closed several ports and coastal walks due to the presence of strong swells coming from the northern hemisphere, officials said.

Because of the weather phenomenon, they were closed nortinos ports of Iquique, Mejillones, Tocopilla and Chanaral; Hanga Roa (Easter Island); Quintero (downtown area); Ancud and Punta Delgada.

They were also closed several coastal walks, particularly in the cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, distant 120 kilometers northwest of Santiago, where waves up to 4.5 meters high are expected from Thursday.

Dozens of people have flocked in recent days in coastal streets as the popular Avenida Peru Vina del Mar, to appreciate the phenomenon, which has sometimes caused previous damage to vehicles and road infrastructure.

The Chilean Navy described as "abnormal" tidal waves, which will run from Arica, distant two thousand kilometers north of Santiago, to the Gulf of Penas, located two thousand kilometers south of the capital.

To strong waves, which will run until next Monday, the northeast winds, which could cause damage to the infrastructure of the coastline are added."



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Due to the presence of waves up to 4.5 meters high, coastal walks and ports were closed to tourism and the local population

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The event that started on March 3, 2016, has been classified as anomalous by theNational Weather service of Chile.
The dangerous situation is enhanced by strong wind blowing offshore which could finally trigger giant and strong storm surges. Numbers of major ports are now closed.

The giant waves are now already 4.5-meter high.


It’s a real emergency so don’t go out!

Sources: http://www.strangesounds.org and http://excelsior.com

DPD

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