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Tonga Tsunami: Volcano erupts in Tonga; Huge tsunami waves, video

Tonga, First Published Jan 16, 2022, 5:51 PM IST

ComThe epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. People along the coast were warned to evacuate. Tsunami alert issued in US The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The warning was issued in New Zealand and parts of the US.

Huge waves pounded homes and buildings along the coast. People moved to higher ground because of the warning. No altercation was reported at the party, and no motive has been identified for the killings. The video of tsunami waves coming ashore forcefully went viral on social media. The Hungatonga Hapai volcano, about 30 kilometers (30 miles) off the island of Fonuapho in Tonga, erupted on Saturday.

It was the biggest explosion in three decades. There was also an explosion on Friday. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police station, killing at least seven people. The smoke and dust that followed the volcanic eruption spread to more than 20 kilometers.

Last Updated Jan 16, 2022, 5:56 PM IST

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