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Tonga's massive volcanic eruption is causing different kinds of aftershocks on the other side of the planet

The underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai erupts off of Tonga.Tonga Geological Services/via REUTERS An underwater volcano eruption near Tonga wiped out entire villages and crushed the island nation's infrastructure. The eruption was felt around the world, including on the west coast of South America, where large waves stuck the coastline. In Peru, those waves had an environmental impact, causing an oil spill that is roiling the country's politics. Half a century ago, MIT me...
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China, West Rush Tsunami Relief Supplies to Tsunami-Hit Tonga

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese naval vessels carrying aid are set to arrive in Tonga on Thursday as Beijing shored up its disaster response efforts...
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Covid-stricken Australian aid ship makes contactless delivery to virus-free Tonga

Fears that aid missions could spark a Covid outbreak were highlighted when two dozen crew members were diagnosed with the virusBritish and Australian navy ships have arrived in Tonga and attempted to deliver aid without making contact with anybody ashore to avoid spreading the coronavirus in a nation that has never had an outbreak.The danger of spreading the disease was underscored when nearly two dozen sailors aboard the Australian ship HMAS Adelaide were reported infected on Tuesday, raising f...
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British, Australian Ships Deliver 'Contactless' Aid to Tonga

British and Australian navy ships arrived in Tonga and attempted to deliver aid without making contact with anybody ashore to avoid spreading the coronavirus in a nation which has never had an outbreak.
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688 A Pilot Wife

The producer of the Pilot Wife Podcast explains navigating life in an aviation family, and the CEO of Northern Pacific Airways talks about the new airline. In the news, an Emirates 777 close call, FAA clears low-visibility landings at 5G airports, FlyersRights sues FAA over seat standards, American Airlines and The Points Guy sue each other, American reduces service, lost money at the airport, a mystery coating on stealth fighters, and a listener report on the aircraft assisting Tonga after the ...
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Australia Navy Ship With Infected Crew Offloads Aid to Tonga

The Australian navy's largest ship has docked at disaster-stricken Tonga and was allowed by local authorities to unload humanitarian supplies despite crew members being infected with COVID-19.
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Tonga tsunami: Rugby player Malakai Fekitoa's family safe

Wasps' Malakai Fekitoa set up his own fundraiser to provide support following the tsunami.
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Tonga Shock Wave Created Tsunamis In Two Different Oceans

sciencehabit shares a report from Science.org: When Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, a mostly submerged volcanic cauldron in the South Pacific Ocean, exploded on January 15, it unleashed a blast perhaps as powerful as the world's biggest nuclear bomb, and drove tsunami waves that crashed into Pacific shorelines. But 3 hours or so before their arrival in Japan, researchers detected the waves of another small tsunami. Even stranger, tiny tsunami waves just 10 centimeters high were detected around the sa...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Earth, Atlantic, Pacific, Tonga, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, South Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Hunga Tonga Hunga, Mark Boslough, Greg Dusek, University of New Mexico Albuquerque


Coronavirus Outbreak Is Reported on Aid Ship Bound for Tonga

Twenty-three people aboard the ship have tested positive for the virus, prompting concerns that it could spread to Tonga. The volcano-stricken island has reported only one case during the pandemic. #tonga #coronavirusoutbreak #tongatwenty
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A Covid-stricken aid ship is heading for virus-free Tonga

More than 20 Covid-19 cases have been identified aboard an Australian navy ship sailing to disaster-hit Tonga, complicating aid efforts to the virus-free Pacific island nation as Japan halted its relief mission due to a separate outbreak among crew members.
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Tonga, Pacific Island, COVID


A Covid-stricken Australian aid ship is heading for virus-free Tonga

More than 20 Covid-19 cases have been identified aboard an Australian navy ship sailing to disaster-hit Tonga, complicating aid efforts to the virus-free Pacific island nation as Japan halted its relief mission due to a separate outbreak among crew members.
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Covid-stricken Australian aid ship heads to virus-free Tonga

More than 20 Covid-19 cases have been identified aboard an Australian navy ship sailing to disaster-hit Tonga, complicating aid efforts to the virus-free Pacific island nation as Japan halted its relief mission due to a separate outbreak among crew members.
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Tonga, Pacific Island, COVID


Relief Efforts Ramping up in Tonga, More Aid Arrives

(Reuters) - Humanitarian aid to Tonga was ramping up after the airport was cleared of ash, making it safe for planes to land, the Red Cross said on...
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Relief Efforts Ramp up in Tonga, More Aid Arrives

(Reuters) - Humanitarian aid to Tonga is ramping up after the airport was cleared of ash, making it safe for planes to land, the Red Cross said on...
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How Will Tonga's Broken Internet Cable Be Mended?

An undersea fibre-optic cable which connects Tonga to the rest of the world was severed during the eruption of a volcano. From a report: New Zealand's ministry of foreign affairs says it could take more than a month to repair breaks in the 49,889km (31,000miles) of cable that serves the South Pacific. The undersea eruption - followed by a tsunami - led to Tonga's 110,000 people being cut off. A 2G wireless connection has been established on the main island, using a satellite dish from the Univer...
Tags: Tech, New Zealand, Virgin Media, Tonga, Reliance, Reuters, University of the South Pacific, PORT MORESBY Papua New Guinea, Tonga Cable, Peter Jamieson, European Subsea Cable Association, South Pacific Read


Tonga volcano: 'We hope for the best for our families back home'

Tongans living in Fiji are collecting donations to support those impacted by the volcano and tsunami.
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Tonga: Covid hits crucial Australian aid ship bound for tsunami-struck nation

The Australian vessel is carrying a large shipment of much-needed aid, including water and shelter.
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Tonga eruption was 'hundreds of times' more powerful than Hiroshima atomic bomb

The eruption this month of an underwater volcano near Tonga was hundreds of times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb, according to NASA.
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Tonga eruption was 'hundreds of times' more powerful than Hiroshima atomic bomb, NASA says

The eruption this month of an underwater volcano near Tonga was hundreds of times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb, according to NASA.
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NASA: Tonga eruption 'hundreds of times' more powerful than Hiroshima atomic bomb

The eruption this month of an underwater volcano near Tonga was hundreds of times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb, according to NASA.
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23 Australians on Ship Delivering Aid to Tonga Have Virus

Nearly two dozen sailors on an Australian ship going to deliver aid to Tonga are infected with the coronavirus, raising fears they could bring COVID-19 to a nation that has managed to avoid any outbreaks.
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Internet to Tonga's Main Island Could Be Restored in 2 Weeks

Tonga’s main island could have its internet service restored within two weeks, although it may take much longer to repair the connection to the smaller islands.
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Covid outbreak strikes Australian aid ship bound for virus-free Tonga

Twenty-three sailors on HMAS Adelaide test positive as Peter Dutton says boat will be kept at sea to ensure no threat to the Pacific nationFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThere have been 23 cases of Covid-19 recorded among the crew of HMAS Adelaide, which departed Brisbane on Friday to deliver humanitarian aid to virus-free Tonga.The wife of one member of the crew has said she only found out about the outbreak after t...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Brisbane, South Pacific, Sky News, Peter Dutton, Pacific, Tonga, Pacific Islands, Australian foreign policy, Coronavirus


Tonga volcano: Eruption more powerful than atomic bomb, Nasa says

The eruption earlier this month showered the Pacific nation in ash and triggered a tsunami.
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Tonga volcano: 84% of population affected by ash fall and tsunami

The latest update from the Tongan government confirms the scope of damage and the arrival of aid.
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Peru berlomba menyelamatkan burung yang terancam tumpahan minyak setelah letusan gunung berapi Tonga

LIMA (AFP) – Kebun binatang Lima berlomba menyelamatkan puluhan burung laut, termasuk penguin yang dilindungi, yang dibiarkan tertutup minyak setelah 6.000 barel minyak mentah tumpah di lepas pantai Peru karena gelombang yang dipicu oleh letusan gunung berapi bawah laut Tonga pada 15 Januari.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Tonga volcano: 84% of population affected by ashfall and tsunami

Some residents relocated after homes destroyed as communication remains ‘an acute challenge’ and more international relief on its wayEighty-four percent of the population of Tonga has been affected by the ashfall and tsunami that hit the country, the Tongan government has said in its second update since the volcanic eruption on 15 January.Sixty-two residents of the remote Mango Island have had to relocate to nearby Nomuka Island after losing their homes and belongings, and the government warned ...
Tags: Volcanoes, Tsunamis, South Pacific, Natural Disasters, Tonga, Pacific Islands, Tonga volcano, Mango Island, Nomuka Island


How will Tonga's broken internet cable be mended?

What does its breakage tell us about the problems of getting coverage to remote areas?
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‘Houses are just gone’: Tonga emerges from volcano and tsunami disaster

The eruption was unlike anything ever seen by Tongans, who are trying to rebuild their lives and devastated communitiesTonga is used to natural disasters, but they have never experienced anything like the last week.“We’ve experienced tropical cyclones, but this is so new and no one will ever forget this, ever,” says Marian Kupu, a journalist for BroadCom Broadcasting FM87.5 in Tonga. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia Pacific, Tonga, The Pacific, Marian Kupu, BroadCom Broadcasting