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Tongans in Hawaii concerned for family back home after eruption, tsunami

  • NORTHERN ADVOCATE/NZME VIA AP
                                A dock is torn apart in a marina at Tutukaka, New Zealand, on Sunday after waves from a volcano eruption swept into the marina.

    NORTHERN ADVOCATE/NZME VIA AP

    A dock is torn apart in a marina at Tutukaka, New Zealand, on Sunday after waves from a volcano eruption swept into the marina.

  • SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL VIA AP
                                An undersea volcano erupted Saturday near Tonga, with tsunami advisories issued for Hawaii, Alaska and the U.S. Pacific coast. The tsunami surge inundated a parking lot in Santa Cruz, Calif., on Saturday. Moments later all the water receded from the lot before flooding it again shortly thereafter.

    SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL VIA AP

    An undersea volcano erupted Saturday near Tonga, with tsunami advisories issued for Hawaii, Alaska and the U.S. Pacific coast. The tsunami surge inundated a parking lot in Santa Cruz, Calif., on Saturday. Moments later all the water receded from the lot before flooding it again shortly thereafter.

The underwater volcanic eruption that triggered a devastating tsunami and earthquake Saturday in the island kingdom of Tonga had no major impact on most of Hawaii’s coastlines and people — despite an early morning tsunami advisory issued for the state. Read more

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