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Tsunami in Tonga after the eruption of the Hunga volcano

A tsunami struck the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga, Nuku’alofa, after the eruption of the Hunga volcano

A tsunami struck on Saturday 15 January on the capital of Kingdom of Tonga , Nuku’alofa, after the eruption of the Hunga volcano. The situation in the Pacific archipelago, which lies halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, was described as precarious by a local journalist who spoke to the New Zealand site 1News . Mary Fonua, who works in Nuku’alofa, spoke of a series of huge explosions, 65 km away and the arrival of the tsunami waves about 15 minutes later.

Kesha Kolovatu, a Tongan living in New Zealand, tells al Courier service that the eruption was very close to the main island: my family is no longer able to connect to the Internet. I can’t communicate with them anymore, I don’t know what’s going on. The sky was already very dark around 6 pm and fragments of rock were falling.

Second iNews, Fiji and Samoa also felt the explosion caused by the volcano.

On Twitter the first videos of the disaster, which occurred around 20 local time, the proportions of which cannot yet be assessed.

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