• 'Astonishing' volcanic eruption seen from space triggers US tsunami warning

    10 days ago - By RT

    The eruption in the Southern Pacific was so powerful that it could be seen from space
    A tsunami triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption has hit the Pacific island nation of Tonga and prompted other nations to issue warnings. The sound of the volcano was so loud that it could be heard 800km away.
    The underwater eruption from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano occurred 65km south of Tonga's main island of Tongatapu. It was so massive that it was clearly visible on images taken by several satellites orbiting Earth, including the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
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  • Tsunami advisory in effect for US West Coast after underwater volcano explodes in South Pacific

    Tsunami advisory in effect for US West Coast after underwater volcano explodes in South Pacific

    10 days ago - By ABC

    A tsunami has hit Tonga's largest island, Tongatapu, and reportedly sent waves flooding into the capital after an underwater volcano in the South Pacific exploded in a violent eruption on Saturday, sending a cloud of ash and gas steam into the air.
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  • 1-2 foot tsunami waves expected on Central Coast following Tongan volcano eruption

    1-2 foot tsunami waves expected on Central Coast following Tongan volcano eruption

    10 days ago - By KSBW

    A volcano that erupted underwater near the South Pacific island of Tonga is expected to send small waves to the Central Coast on Saturday morning.
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  • Dramatic footage of tsunami hitting the Pacific island of Tonga after a giant underwater volcano erupted

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    This picture taken on December 21, 2021 shows white gaseous clouds rising from the Hunga Ha'apai eruption seen from the Patangata coastline near Tongan capital Nuku'alofa. - A huge dust cloud spewed out when a volcano erupted in Tonga this week could result in showers of acid rain across the Pacific kingdom, emergency authorities have warned. MARY LYN FONUA/AFP via Getty Images
    An underwater volcanic eruption has led to tsunami warnings being issued to the people of Tonga.
    Tonga's capital, Nukuʻalofa, lies 40 miles north of the volcano.
    Residents are being encouraged to move to higher...
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