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Volcanic eruption, earthquake rock Tonga, trigger tsunami threats in the South Pacific

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Volcanic eruption, earthquake rock Tonga, trigger tsunami threats in the South Pacific

by Alfred Acenas and Arianne Torres (EBC Hawaii-Pacific)   HONOLULU (Eagle News) – A powerful underwater volcanic eruption and 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook the Tonga Islands at 4:26am local time on Saturday, January 15. A tsunami warning was soon issued for all of Tonga by the island nation’s meteorological services agency. Local resident Dr. Faka’iloatonga Taumoefolau took to social media to post photographs of the volcano’s violent eruption and waves crashing ashore. He also described the […]