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Tonga tsunami issues ocean warning

The tsunami caused by a submarine volcano erupting near Tonga triggered a marine warning on the east coast of Australia and a land warning on Norfolk and Lord Howe Island.

According to the Meteorological Bureau, the Hunga Tonga-Hungha Apai volcano erupted at 3:10 pm on Saturday, and sea level observations confirmed that a tsunami had occurred.

A BOM statement on Saturday evening issued land warnings for Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island, but maritime warnings were for all coastal areas of New South Wales and the coastal areas of Queensland, Victoria, and Tasmania. Occurred in part.

In Queensland, a marine warning has been issued from Sandy Cape to Point Danger, including the coast of Fraser Island, the waters of the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, and the waters of the Gold Coast.

In Victoria, a maritime warning was issued at 9:30 pm AEDT from Lakes Entrance to 60 nautical miles east of Gabo Island, including the eastern Gippsland coast.

Marine alerts also cover Macquarie Island and parts of Tasmania, including Flinders Island’s east, Banks Strait, Franklin Sound, East Coast, East Coast, Southeast Coast, and D, from the northern tip of Flinders Island to the Southeast Cape. ‘Entrecasteaux Channel, Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry Bay, Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay.

“People in areas threatened by land inundation and flooding are strongly advised by emergency authorities to go uphill or at least a kilometer inland,” the statement said.

“In areas that threaten only the marine environment, emergency authorities advise people to get out of the water and away from harbors, coastal estuaries, rock platforms, and waterfronts in the immediate vicinity of beaches.”

Tonga tsunami issues ocean warning

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