Pacific volcano: New Zealand sends flight to assess Tonga damage

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...
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Second major eruption detected at undersea Hunga Tonga volcano

A second major eruption has been detected at the Hunga Tonga volcano on Monday, according to an alert from Australia’s Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre. There were no casualties reported from the second eruption on Sunday night. However, evacuation measures are underway, Australian outlets reported. The underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga...
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Tsunami hits coasts after Tonga eruption

People on the coast of Peru have been filmed panicking in the aftermath of an underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga which triggered a tsunami. The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano sent strong waves to nearby countries including Peru, Chile, and Fiji after it erupted on Saturday.

Giant Tonga eruption caught on satellite images

The moment an underwater volcano violently erupted in Tonga has been captured by satellite imagery. Speeded-up footage from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the eruption two times. Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai has triggered a widespread tsunami threat - including in neighbouring New Zealand.

Tongans warned of acid rain after volcanic eruption

A toxic cloud spewing from an erupting volcano in Tonga could dump acid rainfall across the Pacific kingdom, potentially poisoning drinking water and damaging people's skin and eyes, emergency services have warned. The remote Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted Monday, sending plumes 18 kilometres (11 miles) into the air, Tonga...

Tonga to copy El Salvador’s bill making Bitcoin legal tender, says former MP

Another domino is lined up to fall down the route to Bitcoinization. On Wednesday, a former lawmaker of the Pacific island nation of Tonga shared a play-by-play approach to adopting Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender. In a series of tweets, Lord Fusitu’a, a former member of parliament for Tonga, released...