Wave created by Tonga volcano eruption reached 90 meters — nine times taller than 2011 Japan tsunami

New research reveals more about the magnitude of January eruption, as researchers call for better preparedness The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in January created an initial wave 90 meters high — almost the height of the Statue of Liberty (93m). Tsunami expert calls for better warning systems to detect volcanic eruptions, saying systems are ’30 years behind’ comparable earthquake detection tools.New research reveals more about the magnitude of January eruption, as researchers call for better preparedness The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in January created an initial wave 90 meters high — almost the height of the Statue of Liberty (93m). Tsunami expert calls for better warning systems to detect volcanic eruptions, saying systems are ’30 years behind’ comparable earthquake detection tools.

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