January 17, 2022

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Tsunami warning issued for Tonga Islands: US, New Zealand, Australia and Chile

Warning – The U.S. Meteorological Service is advising residents of the west coast of the United States to evacuate beaches and harbors due to the tsunami alert.

Then “Small Flood” In Hawaii, a tsunami alert was issued Saturday morning for the west coast of the United States, according to the U.S. Meteorological Service. The warnings come in the wake of a volcanic eruption in the Tongan archipelago on Friday.

“Leave Beaches, Ports and Marinas” In the affected areas, the National Weather Service (NWS) recommends that the U.S. Hawaiian Islands report no damage “with relief.”

California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska could be affected

The NWS said several states could be affected by the tsunami, including California, Oregon and Washington, Alaska and the Canadian province of British Columbia. “Major expected impacts are strong currents and flooding in coastal and low-lying areas”, Warns weather service on Twitter.

Tsunami warnings have been issued for Fiji and Samoa, New Zealand and Australia. Australian authorities have specifically asked people in Sydney and its region, New South Wales “Get out of the water and move away from the edge of the water”.

In Chile, the National Emergency Situations Office warned “Small Tsunami” Did not reach Easter Island and other Chilean archipelagos. As a precautionary measure, the Juan Fernண்டndez archipelago has been asked to evacuate coastal areas prone to small tsunamis following volcanic eruptions in the islands of San Felix, Easter Island and Chile. “, Onmi said.

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Residents of the Tonga Islands fled to higher ground on Saturday after a tsunami of about 1.2 meters was triggered by a new eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’bai volcano. The volcanic eruption lasted eight minutes and was heard as loud as “distant thunder” on the Fiji Islands 800 km away, Fijian officials said.

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