World News / A volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea, is the danger of tsunami looming over Japan?

Zoom News : Nov 20, 2023, 10:56 PM
World News: According to the news agency, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that a volcano has erupted in Papua New Guinea. The department said the agency is assessing the potential threat of a tsunami to Japanese coasts. There was an explosion at Mount Ulawun on New Britain Island in Papua New Guinea at around 3:30 pm, after which the agency said that a plume of smoke 15 thousand meters i.e. 50 thousand feet high was seen, which was quite frightening.

The weather agency has urged coastal residents to remain alert about the possible danger of tsunami. The assessment of the potential impact on Japan also includes the risk of a tsunami hitting the country on Monday. The JMA said the first tsunami waves could reach Izu and Ogasawara islands about three hours after the tremors caused by the volcanic eruption. However, the agency said it could not immediately predict the potential size of the tsunami without issuing any advisories or warnings because no notable changes in sea levels were detected inside and outside Japan.

What did Papua New Guinea say on the volcano?

Papua New Guinea's government agency, which monitors earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions, did not immediately respond. But government agency Geoscience Australia said there was no tsunami warning for Australian waters. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also did not issue any warning.