Tsunami observed in American Samoa following volcanic activity in Tonga

by Reuters
Saturday, 15 January 2022 07:03 GMT

(Corrects spelling of Samoa in headline and first paragraph)

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Tsunami waves measuring 2 feet in height were observed by sea-level gauges at the capital of the U.S. territory of American Samoa following volcanic activity in Tonga, the U.S.-based Pacific tsunami warning center said.

The tsunami threat continues and sea level fluctuations and strong ocean currents pose hazards along beaches in harbors, the tsunami monitor said in a statement https://tsunami.gov/events/PHEB/2022/01/15/22015050/1/WEZS40/WEZS40.txt. (Reporting by Jahnavi Nidumolu in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard and Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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