A tsunami wave struck Tongatapu after locals were urged to seek higher ground.
It came shortly after locals in Tongatapu reported “deafening” sound of an eruption this afternoon. They also reported stones pouring down in Tongatapu.
No injuries or deaths have been reported.
Kaniva News correspondent in Tonga Patimiosi Ngūngūtau shared a photo of sea waves flowing inland.
He described the deafening sound as “weird”.
“It was a rain of small black stones and black ashes”, he said.
He said they have evacuated to Liahona at the central south.