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Tsunami concerns in Pacific abating following Tonga volcanic eruption

This satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific nation of Tonga Saturday, Jan. 15.   © NICT via AP

MELBOURNE (Kyodo) -- Concerns about tsunami across the Pacific were slowly abating on Sunday, following a massive underwater volcanic eruption the previous day in Tonga that prompted residents on the South Pacific island country to evacuate, but the extent of the damage remains unknown.

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