After a strong volcanic eruption, they saw a tsunami in Tonge!

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“A 1.2-meter tsunami was noticed in Nuku’alofa,” mentioned the Australian Meteorological Office (BOM) on Twitter.
The newest eruption of Hung Tong-Hung Ha’apai volcano occurred simply hours after the Friday tsunami warning was lifted.

#NorfolkIsland beneath #Tsunami Warning after volcanic eruption close to TONGA ISLANDS. Latest information right here: https://t.co/Tynv3ZQpEq. pic.twitter.com/KKgTMDju69

— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) January 15, 2022

The eruption lasted not less than eight minutes. The volcano spewed ash and emitted scorching gases. Coastal residents have been known as upon to maneuver to greater floor. They additionally evacuated the Tongan king Tupou VI from the palace close to the coast.

The volcanic eruption was so intense that it was heard by residents of the island state of Fiji, greater than 800 kilometers away. At greater than 2,300 kilometers away, New Zealand authorities have warned of storm surges attributable to the eruption.

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano is positioned about 65 kilometers north of the Tonga capital Nuku’alofa.

Such a phenomenon will not be the primary. After a main earthquake, the tsunami additionally hit the Aegean island of Samos

Authors: TASR, ns

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