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Tsunami in Tonga after the eruption of the Hungia Kurieri volcano

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The tsunami hit the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga, Nuku’alofa, after the eruption of the Hongga volcano.

A tsunami struck on Saturday 15 January in the capital Kingdom of Tonga
, Nuku Alofa, after the eruption of the Hongga volcano. The situation in the South Pacific archipelago, which lies midway between New Zealand and Hawaii, was described as precarious by a local journalist who spoke to New Zealand website 1 news
. Marie Funua, who works in Nuku’alofa, spoke of a series of massive explosions 65 km away and the arrival of tsunamis about 15 minutes later.

Troy Keisha Kolovato, a Tongan now living in New Zealand, Al Courier service That the explosion was too close to the main island: my family could no longer connect to the Internet. I can’t communicate with them anymore, and I don’t know what’s going on. The sky was very dark around 6pm and fragments of rocks were falling.

Nuku’alofa Lunda It was about 1.2 metersAt the moment, no tsunami warning has been issued for Australia.

Secondly NewsPeople have also felt the eruption caused by the volcano in Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand. This is not the first episode: the underwater volcano Hinga-Tonga-Henga-Hapai began to erupt frequently in December.

On Twitter, the first videos of the catastrophe are yet to be assessed.

The article is being updated…

Jan 15 2022 (change on Jan 15 2022 | 09:10)

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