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Japan issues tsunami warning after major volcanic eruption — RT World News

Japan issues tsunami warning

A tsunami warning has been issued for Japan's entire east coast, as well as the southern Amami island and the Takara island chain.

A tsunami triggered by the undersea volcanic eruption has already hit the Pacific nation of Tonga and prompted multiple other nations to issue warnings, including the United States and Japan.

The eruption was so big it was seen from space.

Residents were warned to evacuate from coastal and riverside areas and seek higher ground for the early hours of Sunday, January 16, with waves expected to reach as high as three meters. 



  1. A tsunami caused by a volcanic eruption in Tonga struck Japan’s coast in the early hour of Sunday just minutes after a warning was issued.

    A tsunami warning was issued for the Amami and Tokara islands with the possibility of waves reaching 3 meters, while a less severe tsunami advisory was in place for nation’s entire Pacific coast and some areas facing the Sea of Japan.

    The arrival of tsunami waves was being confirmed in areas along the coast Tohoku to Okinawa.

  2. A tsunami triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption has hit the Pacific island nation of Tonga and prompted other nations to issue warnings. The sound of the volcano was so loud that it could be heard 800km away.

    The underwater eruption from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano occurred 65km south of Tonga’s main island of Tongatapu. It was so massive that it was clearly visible on images taken by several satellites orbiting Earth, including the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) GOES-West. It has prompted several other nations, including the US, to issue tsunami warnings.

    Footage on social media shows a giant gray explosion of smoke rising above the ocean and into the sky. The plumes of smoke, gas and ash reached an altitude of 20km, according to the Tonga Geological Services. The ash cloud was also reportedly almost 700km wide, according to some reports.


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