Tonga tsunami alert, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption: ‘Pray for us’ message as surging waves hit


New Zealand Herald

15th January 2022 – (Tonga) Large waves are washing ashore in Tonga after another violent volcanic eruption hit the island nation – and Government officials issued a second tsunami warning in two days.

Video footage shows waves washing through homes, properties and a church.

The tsunami alert follows yesterday’s eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai, an underwater volcano, sending ash, steam and gas up to 17km into the air.

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

RNZ says there are reports of sirens ringing across Nukualofa and police are asking people to move to higher ground.