The United States and Japan have advised residents of the Pacific coast to stay away from the coast as a precaution against tsunami waves caused by a volcanic eruption in the South Pacific.
Japan warned of waves up to 3 meters high, and waves of 1,2 meters hit the south of the country.
BREAKING: Satellite image captures Tonga's Hunga volcano erupting
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The US warned of strong currents and waves and coastal flooding.
Where is Tonga?
The country has no land borders, and the total coastline of its islands is 419 km. Tonga is one of the medium-sized countries of the Oceania continent. Tonga has a total area of 747 km². The Tonga archipelago is located east of Fiji, south of Samoa, and north of New Zealand.
The country, which had 2014 islands until the end of 176, became the 2014th island with the formation of a new land area between Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha´apai islands as a result of the volcanic movements in the region at the end of 2015 and the beginning of 177. As of January 2015, the island has a length of 2 km, a width of 1 km and a height of 100 m.
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huge underwater volcanic eruptioncaused waves of more than one meter to crash into Tonga.
The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano was heard across the South Pacific and eventually as far as the United States.
Many areas of Tonga, whose capital is just 65 km (40 mi) south of the blast, are covered with ash and are experiencing almost total power, telephone lines and internet services outages. The extent of any injury or damage is still unclear.
Source: BBC and Wikipedia