- People were advised to avoid beaches in the affected areas.
- Some areas of Hawaii’s coast were hit by waves.
- Tonga was flooded by water that rushed to the shoreline and swirled around houses.
After an eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga, a tsunami advisory was issued for Hawaii (and the U.S. Pacific Coast) early Saturday morning.
There are no major issues tsunami According to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency this was to be expected. However, the Pacific Tsunami Center reported that waves of approximately 1 to 2 feet were crashing ashore in certain areas of Kauai’s coastal areas.
According to reports, the tsunami also pushed boats out of water and onto docks in Hawaii.
There had been no reports of waves on the U.S. continent. According to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, waves were not reported. could arriveThe temperature will peak at about 1 to 2 inches. People are advised to avoid beaches and marinas.
According to The Associated Press large waves were reported to have crashed ashore in coastal areas on Tonga, which is located some 3,000 miles from the South Pacific. This caused water to swirl around buildings and homes, according The Associated Press. A tsunami warning was issued for the archipelago, American Samoa Samoa, and Fiji.
The volcano, named Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai, sent ash, gas and steam rising like a mushroom cloud over the water. Satellites could see the shockwave and an eruption.
There were no immediate reports on injuries.
About 105,000 people call Tonga home.
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