Tsunami and Huge Underwater Volcano Hit Tonga, Alert Issued for the Entire US West Coast

Huge underwater volcanic eruption that resulted in tsunami near Tonga. Credit: @LeftCoastChris/Tik Tok screenshot

An undersea volcanic eruption near the Pacific island nation of Tonga caused a 7.4 magnitude earthquake.

You can see it from space, it’s that huge, if you watch this video.

The air is reportedly so thick with ash, it’s gone pitch black in Tonga.

Here’s the tsunami hitting Tonga.

From Daily Mail:

Mere Taufa said she was in her house getting ready for dinner when the volcano erupted.

‘It was massive, the ground shook, our house was shaking. It came in waves. My younger brother thought bombs were exploding nearby,’ Taufa told the Stuff news website.

She said water filled their home minutes later and she saw the wall of a neighbouring house collapse.

‘We just knew straight away it was a tsunami. Just water gushing into our home.

‘You could just hear screams everywhere, people screaming for safety, for everyone to get to higher ground.’

According to the Independent, clouds 12 miles high and three miles wide formed above the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano spewing ash, gas, and steam into the atmosphere. They called it “one of the most violent volcano eruptions ever captured on satellite.”

Its thunder-like sound reportedly could be heard thousands of kilometers away in other countries and sparked tsunami warnings throughout the Pacific as well as for the entire west coast of the United States. The U.S. National Weather Service is warning to stay off the beach and police are ordering the evacuation of marinas in places like Berkeley and Santa Cruz.