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Eruption in Tonga: 22 ports on the north and central coast of Peru are closed due to abnormal waves

At least 22 ports on the north and center coast are closed as a preventive measure in the presence of abnormal waves, Due to the volcanic eruption occurred 73 kilometers north of Nukualofa (Tonga).

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This was reported by the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) of the National Institute of Civil Defense (undecided), which indicated that it monitors the development of said event on the Peruvian coast.

An underwater volcanic eruption in the Pacific sparked panic in tongan islands, with a tsunami that caused waves of 1.20 meters in Japan and generated alerts on the west coast of the United States, Ecuador and Chile.

The Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation (DHN) of the Peruvian Navy, the body responsible for the National Tsunami Warning System, had reported that this event did not generate a tsunami on the Peruvian coast.

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Through images taken from space, it was possible to observe the moment in which the last eruption of the volcano Hungarian Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai It sent a mushroom of smoke and ash into the air, along with a shock wave through the surrounding sea.

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The eruption lasted eight minutes, and was so strong that it was heard “like distant thunder” in the Fiji Islands, more than 800 km away, country officials said.

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