New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that areas in Nuki Alofa, the capital of Tonga, were "significant" damage during the powerful volcanic eruption that caused the tsunami, while no deaths or injuries were reported.
Other footage also showed the moments of the raging sea waves rushing inside the coasts of this country; It caused a devastating tsunami.
“The tsunami had a huge impact on the northern coast of Nuki Alofa, as large boats and boulders washed ashore,” Ardern said. Noting that her government had made contacts with the New Zealand embassy in the Tongan capital, after communication with the island was cut off due to the volcanic eruption.
The US meteorological office also warned that a tsunami warning on the west coast of the United States; While limited flooding occurred in Hawaii due to the eruption of the Tonga volcano.
The National Meteorological Authority asked residents to leave the beaches and ports in the concerned areas; Pointing out that no casualties were reported in the US Hawaiian Islands.
California, Oregon and Washington states, as well as Alaska and the Canadian province of British Columbia, are likely to be affected, according to the National Weather Service.
The Meteorological Authority warned of "floods in coastal areas and low-lying areas."
On Saturday, the residents of the Tonga archipelago fled towards the heights due to a tsunami caused by a new massive eruption of the Hong Tonga volcano, Honga Ha Abay, with repercussions of hundreds of kilometers.
Fiji officials said the eruption lasted eight minutes and was so loud that it was heard "like thunder from afar" over the Fiji Islands, more than 800 km away.
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The Japan Meteorological Agency issued tsunami warnings and said waves were expected to reach a height of 3 meters on the Amami Islands in the south.
Earlier, waves more than a meter high were recorded there.
Japan Broadcasting Corporation said that no damage or injuries were recorded, and then cut broadcasts to announce the tsunami warning issued by the Meteorological Agency, which covers the entire eastern coast of the Japanese archipelago.
In a briefing, an agency official urged people not to approach the sea; Until this tsunami warning and other more serious warnings are lifted, the warnings, the first in more than 5 years, covered several regions.
In this context, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it detected waves 2.7 feet (83 centimeters) in Nuku Alofa and two feet high in Pago Pago, the capital of American Samoa.
Fiji issued a tsunami warning, urging residents to avoid beaches "due to strong currents and dangerous waves".
On Facebook, the Tonga Geological Service posted a post saying that the volcano spewed ash, gas and steam up to 20 kilometers into the air.