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Underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai erupts, tsunami alert for Tonga

Christian Fernsby |
Underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai has erupted again sending ash, steam and gas 20 kilometres into the air.

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here is a tsunami warning in place for all the islands of the Kingdom of Tonga as the volcanic activity affects coastal water levels - with people advised to stay out of the water and away from the coast.

People on all islands in Tonga are advised to stay out of the water and away from the coast.

There are no warnings in place for Fiji, Samoa or New Zealand.

The maximum tsunami wave has been recorded in Nuku'alofa tide gauge at 12:30pm and was about 30cm and the fluctuation of the sea level is currently observed.

The volcano is located about 30 kilometres south-east of Fonuafo'ou island in Tonga.


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