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Stay current with all the latest and breaking news from Tonga, compare headlines and perspectives between news sources on stories happening today. In total, 13 stories have been published about Tonga which Ground News has aggregated in the past 3 months.

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Volcano · Tonga

Tonga’s internet finally restored 5 weeks after big eruption

60% Center coverage: 25 sources
Tonga's main internet connection to the rest of the world has finally been restored more than five weeks after a huge volcanic eruption and tsunami severed a crucial undersea cable. Three people in Tonga were killed by the Jan. 15 tsunami and dozens of homes destroyed. Tonga has also been grappling with its first outbreak of the coronavirus, which may have been brought in by foreign military crews aboard ships and planes.See the Story
Volcano · Tonga

Record-shattering Tonga volcanic eruption sent atmospheric waves zipping around the Earth

50% Center coverage: 10 sources
An underwater volcano erupted in January near the Pacific nation of Tonga. It sent massive pressure waves racing through Earth's atmosphere, where they lapped the planet several times. The last volcano to generate such large ripples in the atmosphere was Krakatau in 1883. In fact, the waves generated small, fast-traveling meteotsunamis.See the Story
Oceania · Tonga

Tonga reconnects to world as submarine cable restored after tsunami

46% Center coverage: 11 sources
A volcanic eruption and tsunami cut communications to the Pacific island nation. A repair ship handed over the restored cable on Tuesday afternoon. School chaplain Penisimani Akauola Tonga was among those getting back online for the first time since the disaster struck the tiny island nation in mid January.See the Story
Volcano · Tonga

Uncertain future for islanders who survived Tongan eruption

Coverage: 4 sources
Mango Island, in Tonga, was one of the closest places to the Jan. 15 South Pacific volcanic eruption. All 62 survivors were rescued by boat and moved to Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa, where they have been living together since. Two of the survivors described their experiences and uncertain future to The Associated Press.See the Story
Oceania · Vava'u

'Something went terribly wrong': Kiwi couple were fixing boat before electrocution deaths

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Ben and Rochelle Neill were found dead on Saturday afternoon. A formal inquest was carried out over the weekend after the discovery. It was ruled the couple died by electrocution and that it was likely accidental. Their families and friends have set up a fundraising page in a bid to get their loved ones brought back to New Zealand.See the Story
Asia · Nuku'alofa

Pacific Community-Led Health Missions Provide Critical COVID-19 Care

Pacific Community has deployed health and medical experts to Tonga and Kiribati in February. Tonga was hit early this year by a devastating submarine volcanic eruption and then a spike in COVID-19 cases. Pacific Community is a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO)-led multi-agency Joint Incident Management Team.See the Story
Volcano · Tonga

86,000 bottles of water on the wall: Tonga struggles with post-volcano waste problem

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Tonga has seen an increase in plastic waste since the tsunami in January, after huge quantities of supplies were brought in for relief effortsSee the Story
Tonga · Tonga

Three months after the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption, women want change

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Women and girls are proving to be capable leaders in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. A one-in-1,000-year volcanic eruption in Tonga sent shockwaves around the world. For women and girls, ongoing disruptions to family units, health systems and housing can be particularly distressing, and lead to violence.See the Story
Oceania · Tonga

‘It’s Super Spectacular.’ See How the Tonga Volcano Unleashed a Once-in-a-Century Shockwave.

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
A new simulation gives a detailed look at a shockwave that circled the planet for days.See the Story

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