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Tsunami warning after volcanic eruption off Tonga – panorama

Tsunami warning after volcanic eruption off Tonga - panorama

The eruption of a submarine volcano near the island nation of Tonga has sparked tsunami warnings across much of the Pacific. Tongan media reported that tidal waves inundated properties on the main island of Tongatapu after the eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano. It had rained ash and telephone connections had failed. A tsunami warning was issued for all of Tonga on Saturday, according to the local weather office. The extent of the damage was initially unclear late in the evening (local time). According to media reports, Tonga’s King Tupou VI. brought to safety from the royal palace in the capital Nuku’alofa. According to the Australian Meteorological Agency, a 1.2 meter high wave was observed in the city. From Earth orbit, satellites were able to broadcast clear images of the volcanic eruption in the Pacific.

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