Tonga tsunami alert as undersea volcano eruption causes large waves to hit island

A tsunami alert has been issued by the Pacific nation of Tonga after an undersea volcano erupted.

Video posted on social media platforms showed large waves washing ashore in coastal areas.

The Tonga Meteorological Services said a tsunami warning had been put in force for all of Tonga.

It is the latest in a series of spectacular eruptions from the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano.

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