ADB announces grant to help Tonga restore life-sustaining services following the extensive damage from an undersea volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami
Scientists study never-before-seen waves measured as far as the Caribbean after Tonga volcanic eruption.
SPREP is on standby to work with the Government of Tonga and partners to provide support, especially in dealing with the environmental impact of the natural disaster.
Global meeting call attention to the vulnerability of SIDS and their struggle to reach SDGs after the massive volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga
Hermann Fritz says the possibility of atmospheric pressure waves needs to be added to tsunami warning centres’ suite as Tsunami models underestimated shockwaves from the Tonga eruption
The eruption in Tonga is illustrative of a cascading risks scenario where one disaster triggered another, exposing and exacerbating multiple critical vulnerabilities, writes Sanjay Srivastava
It was a day none of us ever want to go through again, says ANZ’s Country Head in Tonga. “We remain strong and committed and pray the worst is over.”
Newly released satellite images show the devastating, widespread damage to the Tongan islands following the eruption of an undersea volcano on 15 January.
Sheltered only by small tarpaulins and mats, a Tongan family watched ash and rock fall from the sky, and huge waves crash over the island. “We came down to an island that was completely wiped out.
Tonga Red Cross SG says there is an urgent need for the people of Tonga to have access to safe water sources in the days and weeks to come. Ash has settled in water tanks