Tonga volcano eruption triggers tsunami warnings in Japan, Pacific islands

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By Jahnavi Nidumolu, Renju Jose and Chang-Ran Kim (Reuters) -An underwater volcano off Tonga erupted on Saturday, triggering tsunami warnings and evacuation orders in Japan and causing large waves in several South Pacific islands, where footage on social media showed waves crashing into coastal homes. Japan’s meteorological agency issued tsunami warnings in the early hours on Sunday and said waves as high as three metres (9.84 feet) were expected in the Amami islands in the south. Waves of more than a metre were recorded there earlier. Public broadcaster NHK said no damage or casualties had be…

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