The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, has finally ruled out the risk of tsunami on the coasts of the Salvadoran Pacific and in Nicaragua after the alert launched by a US military plane.
“Thank God, there is no threat of tsunami in our country. This has been confirmed by NOAA,” Bukele reported through his Twitter account, referring to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States.
Bukele has explained that “the thousands of buoys of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center have not detected unusual activity, so we can withdraw the alert to move away from the coast.” “Thank God it didn't happen anymore. But it is better to be safe than sorry”, he has riveted.
Previously, Bukele himself alerted the entire population to travel to the highlands after warning of a US military plane that detected a possible tsunami about 960 kilometers from the border between El Salvador and Nicaragua.
In a later tweet, Bukele himself explains that the alert is issued by the US Department of Defense, which “is not a usual channel, but a pilot saw the tsunami and his career could be El Salvador.”
The usual alert agency, the United States Pacific Tsunami Alert Center (PTWC), has not issued any notice. The PTWC depends on the National Meteorological Service, framed in turn by the NOAA.