One of the tsunamis caused by the volcanic eruption on the island of Tonga, located in the Pacific Ocean. affected the coasts of the Peruvian province of Callao, near the city of Lima, and caused a oil spill in the sea and the closure of beaches.
According to the La Pampilla refinery, owned by Spain’s Repsol, the waves produced a “limited spill” of oil in the sea of the Ventanilla de Callao district, due to the violence of Saturday’s waves on the coast of Lima.
The National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) assured this Monday that the spill had already been “controlled” and the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment began supervising the ecological damage on the beaches.
Although still the amount of oil spilled was not specified, the company pointed out that the control and cleaning of crude continue in coordination with local authorities.
For its part, the Peruvian Navy (MGP) verified on Sunday that ship personnel and the Multibuoy Port Terminal placed containment barriers approximately 500 meters long, in addition to having three vessels to carry out the cleaning and collection of hydrocarbon in the affected area.
The submarine volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean that occurred on Saturday unleashed panic on the islands of the Polynesian kingdom of Tonga, with a tsunami that caused waves of 1.20 meters in the capital Nuku’alofa, which affected Japan and generated alerts in various nations lying on that ocean, including Australia, New Zealand, on the west coast of the United States, in Chile, Ecuador and Peru.
On a Peruvian beach in the Lambayeque region (north) due to the “anomalous waves” produced after the eruption, two women diedreported the COEN.