Undersea volcano eruption in Tonga was a “once-in-a-lifetime event” that could warm Earth’s surface, scientists say

First images of Tonga volcano devastation First images of Tonga volcano devastation 00:17 When an undersea volcano erupted in Tonga in January, its watery blast was huge and unusual — and scientists are still trying to understand its impacts. The volcano, known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, shot millions of tons of water vapor high into … Read more

International aid reaches Tonga with clean water, supplies

This combination of these satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies shows an overview of Nomuka in the Tonga archipelago on 17 August 2020 on the left and on 20 January 2022 on the right and shows the damage after the eruption on 15 January. (Satellite image © 2022 Maxar Technologies via AP) AP CANBERRA, Australia … Read more

Euless Tongan Community prays for relatives affected by volcano, tsunami in Tonga – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Tongan families in northern Texas are praying and waiting to hear from relatives, after a volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami that destroyed parts of the Pacific island of Tonga. On Thursday, the first humanitarian plane arrived five days after the submarine volcanic eruption Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai scattered ash over the islands, leading to massive waves … Read more

First aid flights arrive in Tonga after a major volcanic eruption

This image provided by Broadcom Broadcasting shows a damaged area in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, on Thursday, January 20, 2022 following Saturday’s volcanic eruption near the Pacific Ocean group. The first freshwater flight and second aid to Tonga was finally able to leave on Thursday after the Pacific Coast’s main airport runway was cleared of ash after … Read more

EXPLAINS: Why the Tonga eruption was so big and what’s next

FILE – In this image provided by the New Zealand Defense Force, volcanic ash covers roofs and vegetation in an area of ​​Tonga, Monday, January 17, 2022. Thick ash on an airport runway delayed aid deliveries to the Pacific island nation of Tonga, where it was reported significant damage days after a huge underwater volcanic … Read more

5 days after volcanic eruption, first aid flights arrive in Tonga

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – The first flights of fresh water and other aid to Tonga finally arrived on Thursday after the Pacific country’s main airport runway was cleared of ash left by a huge volcanic eruption. New Zealand and Australia each shipped military transport aircraft with water tanks, kits for temporary shelters, generators, hygiene … Read more

Three of Tonga’s smaller islands were severely damaged by the tsunami; Concerned Mount Within Bay Area Tongan Community – CBS San Francisco

SAN MATEO (CBS SF / AP) – Concerns grew on Wednesday in the Tongan community of the San Francisco Bay Area as reports slowly emerged from the isolated Pacific island nation of damage in the wake of a massive volcanic eruption underwater leaving the region covered in ash and triggered a devastating tsunami. Three of … Read more

Tsunami damage: ‘Destructive’ waves hit 3 of Tonga’s smaller islands

Three of Tonga’s smaller islands were severely damaged by tsunami waves, officials and the Red Cross said Wednesday as a broader picture begins to emerge of the devastation caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano near the Pacific Ocean group. Communications have been down throughout Tonga since the eruption on Saturday, but a ship … Read more

Locals gather supplies to send to Tonga after massive eruption – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – One Bay Area shipping company is accepting donations to ship to the South Pacific island of Tonga after a massive underwater volcano erupted over the weekend. SF Enterprises and Logistics in Oakland specializes in shipping to Tonga, and efforts are now being stepped up to secure supplies for the Pacific nation. … Read more