Waves hit Tonga amid tsunami warning following volcanic eruption

Powerful waves were seen hitting the beaches of Tonga after a tsunami warning was issued for the Pacific nation following volcanic activity.

Satellite images showed the eruption of the Hong-Tonga-Hongja-Hapai volcano on Saturday evening (local time). There has been a period of continuous volcanic activity in the area since Friday.

Waves hit Tonga during tsunami warning

According to the US Emergency Alert Twitter page, a "dangerous tsunami" Due to the volcanic eruption, a tsunami warning was issued for American Samoa and Tonga.


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