The Pacific nation of Tonga was disconnected from the rest of the world after an undersea volcano eruption over the weekend, causing tsunami waves with advisories issued across the globe.
- The undersea volcano eruption was near Tonga, but there were no immediate reports on the damages as all internet connectivity with the nation was lost on Saturday evening. The country gets its connection from an undersea cable from Suva, Fiji, which was presumed damaged.
- The Tonga Meteorological Services warned of a possible tsunami across the entire archipelago, with data from the Pacific tsunami detecting waves of 2.7 feet. Satellite images have already shown how the volcano created a growing island off the country.
- Tsunami warnings were issued in other areas such as Hawaii, where waves were measured to be as high as 2.7 feet. There were no reported damage and only minor flooding, with the advisory, lifted some 11 hours after the eruption.
Residents in Alaska and along the US Pacific coast were also warned to seek higher ground and comply with instructions from local officials.