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Body of British woman killed trying to save dogs found after Tonga tsunami

The body of a missing British charity worker, who was swept away while trying to save her dogs in the Tonga tsunami, has been found, her family revealed Monday. Angela Glover, 50, became separated from her husband, James, on Saturday when a tsunami wave triggered by a volcanic eruption crashed into them outside their home in Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa.
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Shock waves, landslides may have caused 'rare' volcano tsunami: experts

A rare volcano-triggered tsunami sparked by the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai in Tonga could have been caused by shock waves or shifting underwater land, experts said Monday. "A volcanic-source tsunami event is rare but not unprecedented," a post on the website for New Zealand's geological hazard monitoring system GNS...
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Historical tsunamis that have struck around the world

Tsunamis have devastated countries around the world, costing countless lives and leaving behind millions of dollars in damage. Here is a look at some of the most notable tsunamis that have struck around the globe. 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. On Dec. 26, 2004, a massive tsunami was triggered...
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Tsunami waves cause dangerous surf and flooding in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Santa Cruz was one of the hardest hit areas after the Tongan volcano eruption triggered a tsunami advisory for the California coast on Saturday. There was flooding in some areas along the coast as the dangerous waves reached the harbor. Randy Chase said he was visiting...
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Earlier tsunami warnings via magnetic fields

A new insight into magnetic fields, generated by tsunamis in seawater, might lead to earlier tsunami warnings for people who would otherwise be in danger. Scientists said December 21, 2021, that the magnetic fields generated by tsunamis arrive before the waves themselves. They said the magnitude of a tsunami’s magnetic field can help determine the potential height of the tsunami wave before it strikes land. Scientists can detect a tsunami’s magnetic fields only up to a few minutes earlier than previous methods. Yet those few minutes might provide precious time for people to seek higher ground.
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