A tsunami warning has been issued for the western United States as a volcano erupts on the seabed near Tonga, an island nation in the South Pacific.
CNN reported that at 5:26 pm (local time) on the 15th (local time), an undersea volcano erupted 65 km north of Nuku’alofa, the capital of Tonga.
The volcanic eruption on this day, which lasted for 8 minutes, covered the South Pacific sky with gas and ash, etc.
A tsunami warning was issued in the area, and a 1.2m high wave was also seen in Nuku’alopa around 5:30 pm that day.
In Tonga, a volcanic eruption on the previous day caused waves with a height of 0.3m.
The U.S. government is also closely monitoring the eruption of this submarine volcanic eruption.
On Saturday morning local time, tsunami warnings were issued one after another for the western states of California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska.
The New Zealand Meteorological Agency said the tsunami was observed as far as 2,500 kilometers away.
The scientists said tsunamis caused by volcanic eruptions are rare.
Meanwhile, CNN reported that the volcano in question was active on December 20, last year, and was designated as a dormant volcano on January 11 of this year.