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A tsunami with waves two feet high have hit American Samoa in the South Pacific and a warning has been issued in Tonga after an undersea volcano erupted.
The tsunami was observed by sea-level gauges at the capital of the US territory of American Samoa following volcanic activity in Tonga, the US-based Pacific tsunami warning center said.
The tsunami threat continues and sea level fluctuations and strong ocean currents pose hazards along beaches in harbours, the tsunami monitor said in a statement.
Tonga has also issued a tsunami warning after the undersea volcano erupted.
Video posted to social media showed large waves washing ashore in coastal areas.
Tonga Meteorological Services said a tsunami warning had been put in force for all of Tonga.
The eruption was the latest eruption to hit the region from the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano.
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