An eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano, in the South Pacific’s Tonga. The eruption on Saturday, the second in two days, was the latest in a series of eruptions from the underwater volcano. Photo: Tonga Meterological Services handout, via EPA-EFE
An eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano, in the South Pacific’s Tonga. The eruption on Saturday, the second in two days, was the latest in a series of eruptions from the underwater volcano. Photo: Tonga Meterological Services handout, via EPA-EFE
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Tongans flee tsunami following underwater volcanic eruption

  • Social media footage showed waves crashing into homes after powerful eruption heard in other countries; tsunami alerts triggered
  • Eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, about 65km from Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa, caused 1.2 metre tsunami wave

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An eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano, in the South Pacific’s Tonga. The eruption on Saturday, the second in two days, was the latest in a series of eruptions from the underwater volcano. Photo: Tonga Meterological Services handout, via EPA-EFE
An eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano, in the South Pacific’s Tonga. The eruption on Saturday, the second in two days, was the latest in a series of eruptions from the underwater volcano. Photo: Tonga Meterological Services handout, via EPA-EFE
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