No tsunami alert for M'sia after volcano eruption in Tonga, said Met Malaysia

No tsunami alert for M'sia after volcano eruption in Tonga, said Met Malaysia

Metmalaysia, Tsunami

16/1/2022 10:03:00 AM

No tsunami alert for M'sia after volcano eruption in Tonga , said Met Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: There is no threat of a tsunami hitting Malaysia following the underground volcano eruption in Tonga on Saturday (Jan 15), says the Malaysian Meteorological Department (Met Malaysia).

A plume rises over Tonga when the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai erupted in this satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite operated by Japan Meteorological Agency, on January 15, 2022 and released by National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and obtained by Reuters on January 16, 2022. National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)/Handout via REUTERS

PETALING JAYA: There is no threat of a tsunami hitting Malaysia following the underground volcano eruption in Tonga on Saturday (Jan 15), says the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia)."Based on continuous monitoring, review of the international and local tide gauge, buoy readings and information from the Regional Tsunami Service Providers' website, we found no tsunami threats to Malaysia," said MetMalaysia in a statement on Twitter on Sunday (Jan 16).

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