Live - Tsunami warning from Japan to the United States after a volcanic eruption

Live – Tsunami warning from Japan to the United States after a volcanic eruption

WAVE – The spectacular eruption of the volcano Hongga Tonga – Hong Hapae caused a tsunami in the Tonga Islands. A small wave affected Japan, while an alarm was sounded on the west coast of the United States. Follow the latest news.

Japan fears 3-meter waves

A tsunami reached Japan late Saturday night, with the national weather agency warning of possible three-meter waves, after a volcano erupted in the Tonga archipelago on Friday.

A 4-foot wave hit the southern island of Amami Oshima at about 11:55 p.m. local time (1455 GMT) on Saturday, before other areas along Japan’s Pacific coast noticed smaller waves, the agency said.

The meteorological agency said the eastern coasts of Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido, as well as the southwestern regions of Kochi and Wakayama also recorded a 0.9-meter wave shortly after midnight.

shock wave for France

The impact of the underwater eruption was so strong that it caused a difference in atmospheric pressure monitored by French meteorological stations.

The explosion makes waves in California

A Pacifica, California, resident who lives by the ocean, photographs the rising water on her doorstep.

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The tsunami that followed the eruption of an underwater volcano in particular caused panic in the Fiji Islands

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Chile on alert

Chile’s emergency services also fear waves of up to three meters after the eruption of the volcano in the Tonga Islands. Residents are encouraged not to approach within 30 meters of the beaches.

“Leave the beaches”

In the United States, the weather forecasting service recommended “leaving beaches, ports and marinas” in the areas concerned, while it noted “with satisfaction” that the US Hawaiian Islands did not report damage.

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The NWS said California, Oregon and Washington states could be affected, as well as Alaska and the Canadian province of British Columbia.

“The main expected impacts are strong rip currents and flooding in coastal and low-lying areas,” according to the National Weather Service.

The wave seen in Oregon

Water is also rising in the US state of Oregon, on the west coast of the United States, according to videos shared on social networks.

Japan fears 3-meter waves

A tsunami reached Japan late Saturday night, with the national weather agency warning of possible three-meter waves, after a volcano erupted in the Tonga archipelago on Friday.

A 4-foot wave hit the southern island of Amami Oshima at about 11:55 p.m. local time (1455 GMT) on Saturday, before other areas along Japan’s Pacific coast noticed smaller waves, the agency said.

The meteorological agency said the eastern coasts of Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido, as well as the southwestern regions of Kochi and Wakayama also recorded a 0.9-meter wave shortly after midnight.

California flood

While meteorological authorities issued a tsunami warning on the west coast of the United States, waves were seen in Santa Cruz Bay, California, south of San Francisco.

Spectacular volcanic eruption and the specter of a devastating tsunami. after ‘minor floods’ In Hawaii, tsunami warnings were issued Saturday morning for the West Coast of the United States, according to the US Meteorological Services. These alerts come after a volcano erupted on Friday in the Tonga archipelago.

Leave the beaches, ports and marinas In the areas concerned, the National Weather Service (NWS) recommends, which determines with “relief” that the US Hawaiian Islands have not reported any damage.

California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska can be affected

Several states could be affected by the tsunami, the agency said, including California, Oregon and Washington, as well as Alaska and the Canadian province of British Columbia. “The main expected impacts are strong rip currents and flooding in coastal and low-lying areas.”, warns the weather service on Twitter.

Tsunami warnings have also been issued for Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand and Australia. Australian authorities have particularly asked residents of Sydney and its region, New South Wales, to do so Get out of the water and get away from the water’s edge.

In Chile, the National Office of Emergency Situations has warned of the possibility that a “slight tsunami” It does not reach Easter Island and other Chilean archipelagos. “As a precautionary measure, in the Juan Fernández Archipelago, San Felix Islands, Easter Island and Chilean Antarctica, due to the eruption of a volcano in the Tonga Islands, it is required to leave the beach areas where minor tsunamis may occur”, Onimi said.

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A few hours later, Japan warned of the danger of this tsunami. The National Meteorological Agency warned of waves three meters high. The 1.2-meter tsunami already reached the southern island of Amami Oshima at around 11:55 p.m. local time on Saturday, before other areas along Japan’s Pacific coast saw smaller waves.

Residents of the Tonga islands fled to higher ground on Saturday after a tsunami of nearly 1.2 meters was triggered by the eruption of the Hengja Tonga Hanga Hapai volcano. The explosion lasted for eight minutes and was so loud that he could hear ‘Like distant thunder’ On the Fiji Islands, more than 800 kilometers away, the Fijian authorities said. Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano is located on one of the uninhabited islands of Tonga, about 65 km from the country’s capital, Nuku’alofa.

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