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Tsunami waves crash ashore in Tonga after powerful eruption

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Tsunami waves crash ashore in Tonga after powerful eruption

NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga, Jan 15, 2022 (AFP) – Large waves crashed ashore in Tonga Saturday after a massive volcanic eruption that was heard in neighbouring countries triggered the area’s second tsunami in as many days. “A 1.2 metre tsunami wave has been observed at Nukualofa,” Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology tweeted. The maximum tsunami wave recorded following Friday’s explosion was 30 centimetres. The latest eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano came just a few hours after […]