Published 15 January 2022 at 16.04
Abroad. US authorities have issued a tsunami alert for the entire west coast following an underground volcanic eruption, reports CNN.
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The US National Tsunami Warning Center NTWC has measured volcanic activity near the Tonga Islands and issued a warning for the entire west coast of the United States and Alaska.
A tsunami has already swept over the largest island in the Tonga Islands Tongatapu.
Australia is also evacuating parts of its coastal areas and several islands are to be evacuated completely.
Evacuation Order Issued for #LordHoweIsland. Land Threat for #NorfolkIsland. Marine Threat for #NSW, #QLD, #TAS, #VIC, #MacquarieIsland. #Tsunami Warning after volcanic eruption near TONGA ISLANDS. Latest info here: https://t.co/Tynv3ZQpEq. pic.twitter.com/wliDqjgYbB
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In the Tonga Islands, the tsunami has already wreaked havoc.