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Tsunami Reaches Japan, 3-meter Waves Possible, Says Meteorological Agency

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Last Updated: January 15, 2022, 23:32 IST

This picture taken on December 21, 2021, shows white gaseous clouds rising from the Hunga Ha'apai eruption seen from the Patangata coastline near Tongan capital Nuku'alofa. (Image: AFP)

This picture taken on December 21, 2021, shows white gaseous clouds rising from the Hunga Ha'apai eruption seen from the Patangata coastline near Tongan capital Nuku'alofa. (Image: AFP)

The agency said a 1.2 metre (about four feet) tsunami reached the remote southern island of Amami Oshima around 11:55 pm (1455 GMT) Saturday.

Tsunami reached Japan late Saturday through early Sunday, and waves as high as three meters were possible, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said, hours after a massive volcanic eruption near Tonga.

The agency said a 1.2 metre (about four feet) tsunami reached the remote southern island of Amami Oshima around 11:55 pm (1455 GMT) Saturday before other areas along Japan’s Pacific coast observed smaller tsunami.

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first published:January 15, 2022, 23:32 IST
last updated:January 15, 2022, 23:32 IST