Tsunami advisory canceled for Alaska after volcanic eruption near Tonga

  • Source: KTOO-FM 104.3 Juneau
  • Published: 01/18/2022 12:00 AM

A tsunami advisory has been canceled for Alaska after an undersea volcano erupted near Tonga. Some Alaska communities did see significant waves, but officials did not issue an evacuation warning. “We’re not going to try to put you in a warning right now,” Scott Langley, senior electronics technician for the National Tsunami Warning Center, told KUCB Saturday morning. An advisory means a dangerous wave is on the way, according to the National Weather Service — but the wave is expected to be between 1 to 3 feet. The Tsunami Warning Center canceled the advisory for Alaska in a bulletin issued at 3:31 p.m., though it remained in effect for the California coast. Earlier bulletins included coastal areas from Southeast Alaska to the western Aleutians.


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