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New Zealand warns Tonga of further eruptions and tsunamis

A massive volcanic eruption and tsunami near Tonga caused “an unprecedented disaster,” the Pacific nation’s leader said Tuesday, as New Zealand warned of further eruptions that may complicate the delivery of aid to remote islands where communications are down. In its first official update since Saturday’s eruption of the underwater Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano, Tonga’s government on […]

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Ash blanket on runaway hampers relief efforts to Tonga, communications limited

Ash cloaking a runway has hampered relief efforts to Tonga, as the scale of the damage from a volcanic eruption and a tsunami becomes clear. New Zealand is trying to send clean drinking water and other supplies but planes cannot land at the main airport. Some of Tonga’s small outlying islands have suffered substantial damage, […]

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New Zealand checks on Tonga after huge volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami

New Zealand has sent a plane to Tonga to assess the damage after a huge volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami. The eruption has covered the Pacific islands in ash, cut power and severed communications. Up to 80,000 people there could be affected, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said. New […]

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US and Japan advise people on Pacific coastline to get away as precaution to tsunami waves

The US and Japan have advised people on their Pacific coastlines to get away from the shore as a precaution against tsunami waves caused by a volcano eruption in the South Pacific.Japan has warned of waves as high as three metres, and waves of 1.2 metres hit the south of the country.The US warned of […]

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Underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai erupts again, people advised to stay away from coast

Underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai has erupted again sending ash, steam and gas 20 kilometres into the air. There is a tsunami warning in place for all the islands of the Kingdom of Tonga as the volcanic activity affects coastal water levels – with people advised to stay out of the water and away from the coast. […]

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Former Tonga rugby international Taniela Moa has died at the age of 36

Former Tonga rugby international Taniela Moa has died at the age of 36, the Tongan Rugby Union announced on Thursday. “A stalwart of Ikale Tahi Tonga rugby who will now have his named etched among the echelons of the legendary greats. Former Tonga rugby international Taniela Moa has died at the age of 36uch sad […]