July 7, 2022

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Extraordinary sea level movements are expected e

“Extraordinary sea level rise” is expected in New Caledonia this Saturday evening following the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano under the Tonga Islands.


It is a volcanic eruption in Tonga that is affecting us in every way. A tsunami alert was issued in the archipelago following the eruption of a volcano on the Hanga Tonga-Hunga Ha’boy submarine on Friday.


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In New Caledonia, the effects can be felt on Saturday, January 15 at 6 p.m.From Extraordinary movements at sea level “ Expected on the East Coast, Loyalty Islands and the Pines Islands.

No risk of drowning

According to the Directorate of Civil Defense, Caledonia did not appear “The coast is not at risk of significant submergence. Extraordinary sea level rise and abnormal currents at the crossings and harbors are found in all the communes of the east coast.”

However, in light of this information, the Department of Civil Defense and Risk Management urges the public to be vigilant and informed. “People do not have to go to high places or shelters as there is no significant risk of drowning. However, they are invited to stay away from the beach.”

The biggest warning remains.

In the islands of Tonga, the first images of the effects of the volcano are already spreading: