Waves hit Tonga amid tsunami warning following volcanic eruption

Powerful waves have been seen hitting the shores of Tonga after a tsunami warning was issued for the Pacific nation following volcanic activity. Satellite footage showed the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano erupting on Saturday evening (local time). There had been a period of sustained volcanic activity in the area since Friday. READ MORE: Novak Djokovic taken into detention ahead of appeal hearing According to the US Emergency Alert Twitter page, a "hazardous tsunami" had been created by the eruption, and a tsunami warning had been issued for American Samoa as well as Tonga. https://twitter.com/ENSAlerts/status/1482231791574466560https://twitter.com/ENSAlerts/status/1482238599877775361More to come...

Powerful waves have been seen hitting the shores of Tonga after a tsunami warning was issued for the Pacific nation following volcanic activity.

Satellite footage showed the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano erupting on Saturday evening (local time). There had been a period of sustained volcanic activity in the area since Friday.

READ MORE: Novak Djokovic taken into detention ahead of appeal hearing

Waves hit Tonga during a Tsunami warning

According to the US Emergency Alert Twitter page, a "hazardous tsunami" had been created by the eruption, and a tsunami warning had been issued for American Samoa as well as Tonga.

https://twitter.com/ENSAlerts/status/1482231791574466560https://twitter.com/ENSAlerts/status/1482238599877775361

More to come…

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