Russia, Japan challenge tsunami warnings following Tonga’s volcanic eruption


Russia and Japan issued tsunami warnings after an enormous undersea volcanic eruption within the island nation of Tonga induced a wave surge within the Pacific, reported Sputnik.

The underwater eruption might set off waves of as much as 20 centimetres (8 inches) in Russia’s Kuril Islands, Sputnik quoted Russian emergency authorities within the Pacific coast district of Sakhalin as saying.

Meanwhile, the Japan Meteorological Agency stated that it anticipated surge waves of as much as 3 meters (10 toes) to achieve the Amami and Tokara Islands, each a part of the Ryukyu archipelago stretching southwest to Taiwan.


Over 100 households had been evacuated on Saturday from shoreline Samoan villages after a violent volcanic eruption within the Pacific island nation of Tonga induced waves to surge.

The eruption of the underwater Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano sparked tsunami alerts throughout the South Pacific, based on Sputnik. 

This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Only the headline has been modified.

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