An image from the capital, Nuku’alofa, shows damage following Saturday’s tsunami New pictures have emerged from Tonga, revealing the damage wreaked by tsunami waves triggered by an undersea volcano. They show the Pacific islands blanketed in a layer of volcanic ash, while in coastal areas the waves have torn downContinue Reading

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano before its main eruption on Saturday A key undersea cable that was destroyed in a volcano eruption in Tonga may take at least four weeks to be repaired, said New Zealand’s foreign ministry. The cable was severed during a volcanic eruption on Saturday, crippling communicationsContinue Reading

After a powerful undersea volcanic eruption Saturday evening near the island nation of Tonga, early reports gave an indication of the expanse of its destruction. Tonga, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, is just 40 miles from the volcano, and just over 1,000 miles off the coast of NewContinue Reading

new video loaded: ‘Situation in Tonga Is Not Stable,’ Diplomat Says transcript Back transcript ‘Situation in Tonga Is Not Stable,’ Diplomat Says Tonga’s communication lines remained severed from international communication days after an underwater volcano erupted and caused tsunami waves to strike the island nation. Just want to report thatContinue Reading

An unverified video showed water gushing past a church A massive volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered tsunami waves has smothered the Pacific islands in ash, cut power and severed communications. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the tsunami wreaked “significant damage”, washing boats ashore and battering beachside shops.Continue Reading

Papua New Guinea will have vaccinated only a third of its adult population by 2026 if it continues at its current rate, according to new research by an Australian think tank that predicts that some countries in the Pacific will take years to vaccinate their populations. The research by theContinue Reading