Weather officials say PNG eruption may send tsunami to Izu, Ogasawara islands

Weather officials in Japan say a massive volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea has the potential to send tsunami to the Izu and Ogasawara islands in the Pacific at around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Japan Time, at the earliest.

But so far there is no confirmation that tsunami have been generated.

The Meteorological Agency says Ulawun volcano had an explosive eruption on Monday.

A large eruption sometimes generates pressure waves that cause tsunami.

People are urged to keep updated with the latest information.