Volcanic eruptions off the island of Tonga have literally sent shock waves around the world-too many, now authorities have warned … here in the United States we could be at risk.
An underwater explosion occurred on Friday. This actually stood out from the satellites of space … and the images taken at the moment the volcano blew are stunning and you can see how powerful it was-and how devastating it is.
The real-world influence was felt almost immediately … not only did people hear and see the mighty boom, but soon-there was a huge wave rushing to Tongatapu Island. There were some videos posted about the early damage, but still … it was bad.
Check out some of these clips … you can see the water tearing through residential areas and tearing gates and fences. Some areas seem to have been hit harder than others.
There is one video that looks like a movie (in a bad way). Massive waves are rushing into the streets of the city … and the car needs to make a quick U-turn to get out of hell.
So far, there have been no reports of injuries or deaths, but at the same time, many of the islands currently lack communication or the internet … it’s how much they have shaken in the last 10 hours or so.
Now, other parts of the world (at least on the Pacific side) are beginning to feel the impact … Here in the United States, meteorological authorities have issued tsunami warnings in Hawaii, Alaska, British Colombia, etc., down the west coast of the United States.
There are reports of huge waves crashing into the coastline of cities like Monterey and elsewhere … and locals have been told to steer away from the area for some time.