Tsunami warning issued for parts of Australia
An underwater volcano off Tonga has erupted, triggering a tsunami warning for parts of Australia’s east coast, including Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria.
The Bureau of Meteorology has also issued a warning for Macquarie Island, Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island.
Videos posted on social media showed waves crashing through Tongan homes.
The volcano first erupted on Friday, sending a plume of ash 20 kilometres into the air, forcing Tongans to evacuate.
Australia’s authorities warn residents in warning zones to move 1 kilometre inland or at least 10 metres above sea level.
The federal government is monitoring the situation closely.