Loud thundery sounds being experienced in Fiji are from the huge volcanic eruption in Tonga
Suva Tidal Gauge records heightened wave activity of 20 centimetres which is not a major concern for now

Loud thundery sounds being experienced in Fiji are from the huge volcanic eruption in Tonga

Suva Tidal Gauge records heightened wave activity of 20 centimetres which is not a major concern for now

By Vijay Narayan
Saturday 15/01/2022
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The loud thundery sounds being experienced in Fiji are from the huge volcanic eruption in Tonga.

The Fiji Meteorogical Office says the booming sounds that people can hear would be from the huge eruption in Tonga around 5pm today.

He says they can see the eruption on sattelite imagery as well.

People have been calling us from many parts in Fiji, saying they are hearing thundery sounds.

Fijivillage News has received confirmation from the Mineral Resources Department that people living along the coastline on Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa moved to high ground after noticing changes along the coastline after the volcanic eruption in Tonga this afternoon.

The Seismology Department confirms they are monitoring the wave activity after the volcanic eruption in Tonga.

There is no tsunami warning for Fiji as yet.

The wave activity confirmed at the Nuku'alofa Tide Gauge was 1.5 to 2 metres.

At 5.40pm today, the Suva Tidal Gauge recorded a heightened wave activity of 20 centimetres which is not a major concern for now.

Stay with us for developments.



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