Forecasted time of tsunami landfall in Valdez has passed.
7:50am Update – No change to advisory status. No local evacuation necessary at this time. Forecast start time for potential Tsunami landfall in Valdez is 8:35am AKST. National Tsunami Warning Center reports one foot wave in western Aleutian Islands.
A volcanic eruption in Tonga has prompted a tsunami advisory for all of coastal Alaska, including Valdez. The City of Valdez is monitoring the situation and there is no local evacuation necessary at this time. Below is a report on the tsunami from CNN.
6:15am Update from City of Valdez. No changes to message above. Next update 6:45am
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(CNN)A tsunami has hit Tonga’s largest island, Tongatapu, and reportedly sent waves flooding into the capital after an underwater volcano in the South Pacific exploded in a violent eruption on Saturday, sending a cloud of ash and gas steam into the air.
Satellite imagery shows a massive ash cloud and shockwaves spreading from the eruption.