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Tonga issues tsunami warning after undersea volcano erupts
January 15, 2022

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The Pacific nation of Tonga has issued a tsunami warning after an undersea volcano erupted on Saturday, sending large waves crashing across the shore.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or the extent of the damage as communications with the small nation remained problematic. 

Meanwhile, New Zealand’s military said it is monitoring the situation and remained on standby and ready to assist if asked.