Australia and New Zealand sent surveillance flights on Monday to assess the damage and deliver aid in Tonga, where an undersea volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami and blanketed the region in ash.
A British woman was killed as she tried to rescue the dogs she looked after in Tonga after a massive underwater volcanic eruption, her brother said on Monday.
A rare volcano-triggered tsunami sparked by the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai in Tonga could have been caused by shock waves or shifting underwater land, experts say.
What people are saying?
Isolde Berger The recordings of the volcanic eruption give us an idea of the intensity. How are the Tongans? Is there already a connection to you. How is disaster relief going? You don’t hear anything about it. Nature still makes us tremble, only we think we rule the earth.
Private A.Boyle No more flights across the Pacific via Hawaii now. If the plume spreads in other directions then everything shuts down. The volcano could pump out dust for weeks or months. The last one closed down flight routes for months.