A tsunami advisory has been issued for the US West Coast and Alaska

The news comes after an undersea volcanic eruption near Tonga.

The National Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning in effect for the entire West Coast and Alaska following an undersea volcanic eruption near Tonga.

Nearly all of the coastal areas in California, Oregon, Washington, Southeast Alaska, Southern Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula, and the Aleutian Islands are under tsunami advisory. British Columbia is also consulted.

A tsunami advisory means that a tsunami can generate strong currents or waves near the coastline. However, a tsunami advisory does not indicate a major tsunami event where water is actively infiltrating coastal communities. In this case, the tsunami is only dangerous to people who are in the water, or on the immediate beach – like swimmers and boaters.

This is an evolving story. Please check back for updates.
ABC News’ Daniel Manzo contributed to this report.
Editor’s Note: The title of this story has been updated to report that a tsunami advisory, not a warning, was issued.

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Emma Bowman

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