Journalist Marian Kupu recounts the moment of the eruption and the panic that followed. “Everything is just dead. There is just mud, dust everywhere.”
Tonga is on a long road to recovery as 85 percent of the population are affected by violent eruption followed by tsunami. Clean water is still their main request.
Families have stopped children playing outside as Tonga struggles to deal with ash and the psychological fallout of last week’s volcanic eruption and tsunami, aid workers and residents said.
Scientist says it was surprising to see the waves travel so far from the volcanic eruption near Tonga
Fiji rebuilds damages caused by tsunami after the volcanic eruption near Tonga. Also joins Australian Defence Force’s deployment to Tonga to aid in the relief efforts.
GNS Science Duty Volcanologist says the volcanic eruption near Tonga was the largest in the volcano’s current eruptive episode and much more violent than scientists had expected
As aid flight from New Zealand carrying humanitarian supplies arrived in Tonga, U.N spokesman says the most pressing humanitarian needs are safe water, food and non-food items
Swept away from his home by tsunami waves, Lisala Folau swam for 28 hours from Atataa to Tongatapu, about 7.5km following the volcanic eruption near Tonga
Experts say ashfall from the volcanic eruption will be affecting Tonga’s public health and food crops. They say cleaning ash was necessary to reduce health risks
Tsunami waves reaching up to 15 metres hit remote area that sent distress signal