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Australia navy ship with infected crew offloads aid to Tonga

January 26, 2022 11:00 pm

Nearly two dozen sailors aboard the HMAS Adelaide were reported infected on Tuesday, raising fears the mercy mission could bring the coronavirus to the small archipelago devastated by an undersea volcanic eruption and a tsunami on Jan. 15.

Tonga eruption was so intense, it caused the atmosphere to ring like a bell

January 26, 2022 9:52 am

The pulse registered as perturbations in the atmospheric pressure lasting several minutes as it moved over North America, India, Europe and many other places around the globe.

Heard, felt but barely seen: How a volcano severed Tonga from the world

January 23, 2022 11:16 pm

More than a week after the volcano erupted, the process of fully assessing the damage, never mind responding, is still moving with a pace from a pre-internet age.

Heard, felt but barely seen: How a volcano severed Tonga from the world

January 22, 2022 1:05 pm

🔴 While the rest of the world was left to gawk and worry at the sight of a 300-mile-wide volcanic mushroom cloud captured by distant satellites, in Tonga there was barely any communication, just the visceral experience itself of the volcano and the tsunami that followed.

In Tonga, a volcano-triggered tsunami underscores islands' acute climate risk

January 20, 2022 10:37 pm

By increasing temperatures and driving up sea levels, climate change will likely worsen disasters wrought by tsunamis, storm surges, and heat waves, experts say.

Here’s what scientists know about the Tonga volcano eruption

January 20, 2022 10:36 am

Although it appeared to be the largest eruption in the world in three decades, the explosion of the Hunga volcano in Tonga will very likely not have a temporary cooling effect on the global climate, as some past enormous eruptions have.

Surveillance photos highlight devastation in Tonga after back-to-back volcanic eruptions, tsunami

January 20, 2022 12:25 pm

The destruction from Tonga's massive underwater volcanic eruption is still being assessed but scientists now warn that the damage could be long-lasting. Images showing impact go viral.

Waves from eruption in Tonga cause oil spill in Peru

January 18, 2022 10:47 pm

The Peruvian Civil Defense Institute said in a press release that a ship was loading oil into La Pampilla refinery on the Pacific coast when strong waves moved the boat and caused a spill.

Tonga’s volcanic eruption may harm environment for years, scientists say

January 18, 2022 4:50 pm

Falling ash can smother coral reefs, which in Tonga are the mainstay of a tourism industry that brought in up to $5 million per year before the coronavirus pandemic.

Before and after pictures of Tonga volcanic eruption

January 18, 2022 12:40 pm

🔴 Satellite images show the extend of damage caused due to the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano.


Tonga volcano eruption: Satellite images show extent of damage

January 18, 2022 4:46 pm

Hours after the volcano erupted, Tonga, a country of around 1,00,000 people, was pummeled by a tsunami. Waves of up to 4 feet hit Nuku’alofa, the Tongan capital.