Tsunami advisory issued for Tonga

A screenshot from satellite footage shows the eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai undersea volcano in Tonga today. Image: WINDY

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a Tsunami Advisory after a magnitude 1.0 earthquake struck the Tonga group.

The earthquake struck at 4.26pm, at a depth of approximately 21 miles, roughly 60km north of Tongatapu, in what is the same site as the ongoing volcanic activity in Tongan waters, the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai undersea volcano.

Footage has come to light of tsunami waves crashing into buildings along the waterfront in Tonga.

People in Kadavu and as far as Nadi also claim to have heard loud booms, believed to be from an eruption at Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai today.

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