Violent eruption of a nearby underwater volcano Tonga, In the South Pacific, caused a tsunami that hit the coasts of the island nation, and has caused warnings in other countries in the region. The Australian Meteorological Agency reported on Twitter that “about 1.2 meters of waves have been reported in Nuku’aloba, the capital of Tonga, which has a population of 24,500.
Local authorities in Tonga, home to about 71,000 people, did not report any casualties at the time, while local media warned that many parts of the country were unrelated.
The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’boy submarine volcanoAt about 5:20 pm (4:20 GMT) local time, about 65 km north of the Tongan island of Tongadapu, an eruption was recorded and a large plume of ash a kilometer high was released.
Violent eruptions have been recorded in satellite imagery released by the US Meteorological Service on the island of Hawaii.
About 15 minutes later, a tidal wave pounded houses and buildings in the first row of the North Coast. தொங்கடாபு, According to videos posted on social media by witnesses, some of them took refuge on the roofs of their homes.
Another record shows that at least five people, including children, were staying at a local church when water began to hit the windows of a religious complex.
One driver caught a sudden rise of water in his plane, which was destroying walls and fences, while another car traveled upside down trying to avoid being caught.
Radio New Zealand station reports scenes of panic as people try to flee to the interior.
The Hanga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’bai It had already recorded an increase in activity on Friday, which temporarily triggered another warning Tsunami, But it did not turn into rising water.
In the current emergency Tongan authorities are urging the entire population to stay away from the beaches And apply the mask until 4:00 pm (3:00 GMT) on Sunday and before the gray shower.
Unlike tsunamis triggered by earthquakes, tectonic plates drop their power and a second tsunami is unlikely, and the volcano could again record a violent eruption that would create another terrible wave.
In addition Tonga, Neighboring island states of Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu have issued tsunami warnings threatening the coast of New Zealand, 2,300 kilometers from the volcano.
The police claims that more than 100 families have been expelled from two cities in Samoan Island, at the same time, the photos published in social media have attacked a portion of the Island of Vanuwa Lew Island in the northeast Fiji.
Vanuatu officials have called for an “immediate evacuation” of coastal areas due to strong currents and waves.
“Destructive tsunami waves ranging from 1 to 2.5 meters are seen on some of our islands in Vanuatu. Tsunami waves are expected along the coasts of all Vanuatu islands until tonight., The Department of Meteorology and Geological Risks of Vanuatu said in a statement while confirming the arrival of the waves in Port Vila and Litslits.
For its part, the New Zealand Emergency Management Agency pointed out on Twitter that it expects “strong currents and unusually unpredictable swells” on the north and east coasts of the island and in the maritime island of Saddam Islands.
The Australian Meteorological Agency has warned that a tsunami alert could be issued several hours after the tsunami alert was issued.
This may be of interest to you
. “Infuriatingly humble alcohol fan. Friendly entrepreneur. Travel aficionado. Typical tv advocate.”