The USA advised people on their Pacific coastlines to get away from the shore as a precaution against tsunami waves caused by a volcano eruption.
Tsunami videos out of Tonga 🇹🇴 this afternoon following the Volcano Eruption. pic.twitter.com/JTIcEdbpGe
— Jese Tuisinu (@JTuisinu) January 15, 2022
Earlier a huge underwater volcanic eruption caused waves of more than a meter to crash into Tonga.
Many parts of Tonga, whose capital is just 65km (40 miles) south of the eruption, are covered in ash and are experiencing a near-total blackout of power, phone lines, and internet services. The extent of any injuries or damage is still unclear.