Underwater eruption and tsunami in Tonga, Hanga volcano: photo story

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On Saturday, January 15, the eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Habai volcano and the ensuing tsunami off the coast of Nuku’aloba, the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga.

By Angela Gerasi


From the satellite

L ‘Underwater Hanga-Tonga-Hunga-Habai volcanic eruption In satellite images of the Tonga Meteorological Service. Kingdom An archipelago of more than 170 islands in the Pacific Ocean, halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii. The eruption covered the islands in ashes, disrupted the supply of basic necessities and cut off telephone, internet and electricity communications. The International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Cross (IFRC) estimates that up to 80,000 people could be left behind. New Zealand sent a plane to the island of Tonga to assess the damage

Epa / Tonga Weather Services


Significant impact

Photo taken by the Japanese satellite Himawari-8. A. to the tsunami Significant impact New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Artern has said boats and large boulders have washed ashore off the north coast of Nuku’aloba, the capital of the Tongan Islands. The islands of Tonga may be without internet for another two weeks as the eruption disrupts the communication cable beneath the sea. Dean Weverka, director of networks at the Southern Cross Cable Network, said we were only getting partial information but the cable seemed to be disconnected, adding that it could take up to two weeks to fix it.

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