THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY…
A tsunami has hit Tonga’s largest island, Tongatapu.. It reportedly sent waves flooding into the capital after an underwater volcano in the South Pacific exploded in a violent eruption on Saturday, sending a cloud of ash and gas steam into the air.
Satellite imagery shows a massive ash cloud and shockwaves spreading from the eruption.Waves crossed the shoreline of Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa, on Saturday, flowing onto coastal roads and flooding properties, according to CNN affiliate Radio New Zealand (RNZ).
A tsunami warning has been issued for the islands of Tonga. Tsunami advisories have also been issued as far away as New Zealand’s North Island.
It triggered marine warnings for Australia’s east coast and land warnings for Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island.
The Bureau of Meteorology said the Hunga Tonga-Hung Ha’apai volcano erupted at 3.10pm AEDT Saturday and sea level observations confirmed a tsunami had been generated….
Social media displayed itself to once again be the best news source as most mainstream outlets ignored the situation..
THIS ALARMING VIDEO OF ASH CLOUDS BLOCKING THE SUN..
it was raining ash
\AND FINALLY.. DON’T DO THIS DURING TSUNAMI