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    Posted March 12, 2011 by
    Salinas, Ecuador
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    Tsunami reaches Ecuadorian coast


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Cjarrind says that after the tsunami alert was lifted by the government in Ecuador, the water slammed the boats in the Salinas Pier and many of them were destroyed.
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    Yesterday in event of the tsunami alert, the president ordered
    evacuation of about 250000 people, the waves starter hitting
    galapagos around 8pm and the sea level went up 6 meters and
    there was a lot of material damages but not human deaths.
    At 11pm  the president lifted the alarm and the boats returned
    to the piers in Salinas (Ecuadorian continental coast). Around
    2am the waves hit salinas, the mariners say that it was like the
    sea level went up and down really fast and the boats started
    bumping each other and many sank. My dad got a call from a
    marineer that was taking care of my uncle's boat  asking if he
    should go back to the pier and he told him to wait. Nothing
    happened to the boats that stayed overseas. But the piers were
    completely damaged. Nobody found out about this until the
    morning. But some say that the sea retracted about  30 meters
    at night before the waves hit.
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