Tonga tsunami: Powerful moment tidal wave hits the Pacific island

Daily Mail published this video item, entitled “Tonga tsunami: Powerful moment tidal wave hits the Pacific island” – below is their description.

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This is the moment the South Pacific island of Tonga was hit by a tsunami after an underwater volcano erupted. The eruption triggered a 1.2-metre tsunami.

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