Tonga’s only undersea cable was damaged after Saturday’s volcano-tsunami disaster, plunging the Pacific island into a communications blackout that could last for weeks.
At least three people have died and many were injured after a volcanic eruption and tsunami destroyed an entire village on Tonga's Mango island, the government reports.
Volcanic eruption has cut communication with the Pacific island nation of Tonga as New Zealand and Australia sent military surveillance flights to assess the damage .
The powerful eruption of an undersea volcano near the Tonga islands took place in the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, where 75 percent of the world’s volcanoes lie.
Pacific nations and aid agencies begin coordinating relief efforts in Tonga after a tsunami triggered by a massive volcanic eruption rocked the tiny island nation, causing significant damage.
"There are injured, burned and dead people," says National Disaster Coordinator Sergio Cabanas, adding, an undetermined number of people were missing following the violent eruption of Fuego volcano in over four decades.
Researchers use new technology to track the causes and consequences of the latest eruptions on Europe's most active volcano.
San Jose international airport was temporarily closed for security reasons as the Turrialba volcano spewed ash thousands of metres into the sky.
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