A tsunami wave sweeps houses away after a volcanic eruption in Tongatapu, Tonga
Natural disaster 15 January 2022. A tsunami wave sweeps houses away after a volcanic eruption in Tongatapu, Tonga
A four-foot tsunami wave was reported to have hit Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa, on Saturday, sending people rushing to higher ground. Witnesses said that ash had fallen from the sky after the eruption of the underwater volcano near the remote Pacific nation.
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano is about 40 miles north of the Pacific archipelago’s main island, Tongatapu.
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