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

Source: Science Daily

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.