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A Tsunami Hits Tonga's Capital After an Underwater Volcano Eruption

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A four-foot tsunami wave was reported to have hit Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa, on Saturday, sending people rushing to higher ground.
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Volcano erupts in Pacific, West Coast under tsunami advisory

Volcano erupts in Pacific, West Coast under tsunami advisory

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand - An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending large tsunami waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground. A tsunami advisory was in effect for Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific coast.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or the extent of the damage as communications with the small nation remained cut off hours after the eruption.
In Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported waves slamming ashore from half a meter in Nawiliwili, Kauai, to 80 centimeters in Hanalei.
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1-2 foot tsunami waves expected on Central Coast following Tongan volcano eruption

1-2 foot tsunami waves expected on Central Coast following Tongan volcano eruption

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A volcano that erupted underwater near the South Pacific island of Tonga is expected to send small waves to the Central Coast on Saturday morning.
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Undersea volcano erupts near Tonga, sending islanders rushing to escape waves

Undersea volcano erupts near Tonga, sending islanders rushing to escape waves

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The Matangi Tonga news site reported that satellite images show a plume of ash 3 miles wide, along with steam and gas rising up into the air to about 12 miles.
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