Thursday, May 26

Tsunami in Tonga: the damage caused by the violent eruption of the volcano


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Unverified video showing water rushing into a church.

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Unverified video showing water rushing into a church.

The massive volcanic eruption in Tonga, which triggered tsunami waves on Saturday, filled these South Pacific islands with ash, as well as cutting off electricity and damaging communications.

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, said the tsunami caused “significant damage,” sweeping boats ashore and hitting shoreline shops.

Information from Tonga is scarce, but so far no deaths have been reported.

Local residents say Tonga looks like “a moonscape” after being covered by a layer of volcanic ash.


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