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Tonga volcano eruption to bring large waves to Hawaii, West Coast

The U.S. West Coastline was bracing Saturday for tsunami exercise — which include unpredictable currents, waves and tides that could endanger swimmers and boaters — following an undersea volcano erupted near the Pacific nation of Tonga.

The eruption despatched tsunami waves crashing ashore in the small island country of about 105,000 individuals, sending men and women hurrying to better floor.

Meanwhile, a tsunami advisory is in effect for Hawaii, Alaska and the U.S. Pacific coastline as officials urge folks to avoid shorelines and marinas Saturday.

Dave Snider, tsunami warning coordinator for the Countrywide Tsunami Warning Heart in Palmer, Alaska, claimed the advisory contains an unusually extended stretch of coast.

“I am not absolutely sure when the very last time was — but it definitely is just not an daily working experience,” he explained. “I hope that elevates the value and severity for our citizens.”

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