The Pacific country of Tonga has been hit by huge Tsunami waves following a massive volcanic eruption.
Videos showed water washing through a church and homes.
Many in the country said that ash was falling over the capital – Nuku’alofa.
Breaking: A tsunami warning is in effect for the island of Tonga after a volcanic eruption. A video shows a possible tsunami wave hitting the island. pic.twitter.com/rCarK7ShD8— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) January 15, 2022
“Raining ash and tiny pebbles, darkness blanketing the sky,” said a twitter user.
An undersea volcano erupted on Saturday, sending large waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher grounds.
This family were in church. They’d just finish having choir practice and the tsunami hit ????? pic.twitter.com/DLLFRJ9BAc— KNOWKNEE (@JohnnyTeisi) January 15, 2022
Authorities in nearby Fiji has also issued a Tsunami warning, asking people to stay away from shoreline.
“Can literally hear the volcano eruption, sounds pretty violent,” a Twitter user wrote.
Tonga’s Hunga Tonga volcano just had one of the most violent volcano eruptions ever captured on satellite.
Tonga's Hunga Tonga volcano just had one of the most violent volcano eruptions ever captured on satellite. pic.twitter.com/M2D2j52gNn— US StormWatch (@US_Stormwatch) January 15, 2022