Volcano triggers Tonga tsunami, alerts from Japan to US | Malay Mail

Volcano triggers Tonga tsunami, alerts from Japan to US | Malay Mail

Tsunami Warning, Tonga Volcano

16/1/2022 3:47:00 AM

Volcano triggers Tonga tsunami, alerts from Japan to US | Malay Mail

NUKU’ALOFA (Tonga), Jan 16 — An underwater volcano in the South Pacific erupted yesterday with a stunning blast, sending tsunami waves onto nearby Tonga and to the north in Japan, with warnings of dangerous ocean surges issued as far away as the US West Coast. Dramatic satellite images showed...

Dramatic satellite images showed the long, rumbling eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai send a huge mushroom of smoke and ash into the air and a shockwave across the surrounding waters.A 1.2-metre wave reached the remote southern island of Amami Oshima and other areas along Japan’s Pacific coast observed smaller surges, the agency said.

She said water filled their home minutes later and she saw the wall of a neighbouring house collapse.Tonga’s King Tupou VI was reported to have been evacuated from the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa and taken by police convoy to a villa well away from the coastline.

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