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Tonga tsunami cuts off nearly all island communications - BBC News

  • čas přidán 16. 01. 2022
  • A tsunami which hit Tonga has left island communications crippled, with people overseas anxiously waiting for news of loved ones.
    The underwater volcano erupted on Saturday, about 65km (40 miles) north of the capital Nuku'alofa.
    The eruption, which was heard as far away as the US, caused waves higher than a metre to crash into Tonga.
    The authorities have not confirmed any deaths but the scale of the destruction is difficult to establish with phone and internet communications damaged.
    But the Red Cross gave some cause for hope, saying reports suggested the damage was not as bad as had been feared.
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Komentáře • 2 564

  • Ishraj S. Inderjeet

    Wishing everyone in Tonga and around the world impacted by this volcano and tsunami peace and safety. God bless.Take care.

  • Briza
    Briza  +766

    Tonga is so important to understand ancient cultures of the Pacific Islands and first discoverers of South America. Great people. All the best on this difficult time.

  • Motion VIP

    Our prayers to all the villages people and to our Tonga island.

  • Wa USA
    Wa USA  +278

    My thoughts and prayers goes out to people in Tonga and to everyone effected by this disaster.

  • Karen Carbone

    What an explosion! So 😥 for all the people that were affected by this tsunami! Praying for the Tongan people!

  • Lou-Lou Martin

    All my thoughts and prayers go out to those in Tonga and to everyone affected. Sending so much love to everyone from the UK!

  • Young Melo
    Young Melo  +136

    Insane how much damage a volcano can cause and how far it can reach

  • Carol Nardini

    Our prayers are with everyone on Tonga, and all over the world!

  • Ricke Dovey

    My continued love, thoughts, and prayers go out for all people in Tonga and other affected areas as well as the families and friends of all those affected!!! 💜💜💜💜💜💜

  • Brandon Hampton

    So so sad. My thoughts go out to everyone and their families. I can not imagine what these people must be going through right now.

  • Duldin Oac

    One of my best friends is Tongan and I got to meet a bunch of his family when his folks had their 30th anniversary and they were some of the nicest most welcoming people I have ever met and I hope all the people over there are doing alright this is a terrible thing to happen to such good people.

  • R'ana Marie Sandlin

    I pray that the Tonga people get all the help and assistance they are in need of. 🙏

  • Anne Boleyn

    my heart goes out to these people

  • asbisi
    asbisi  +64

    Thoughts to the people of Tonga. I hope the best for everyone there! ❤

  • Cymanufacturing

    God bless Tonga, hope all the people there to be safe.

  • Sue Cox
    Sue Cox  +191

    Tragic--thank you to the BBC for bringing us news and follow-up to this terrible event.

  • Osito Rican

    Mother Nature is amazing! I feel horrible for the people being affected by this but such a force of nature is mind boggling. I'm so happy that international response has been swift. Special shout out to New Zealand, Australia and Fiji!

  • glee_fan067

    i live in Samoa and it was kinda around lunch time- i heard a massive boom like ppl were all like looking around- and then the ground started shaking for 8s-7s then it stopped like 30 min's after we heard another boom and then that was the last one- we did get a little bit of heavy wind from the shock wave i think- but i'm just happy my home and my family's safe and best of luck to u tonga!! :D may God be with u all.

  • Amber LaMonte

    Prayers for all affected and for a swift recovery.

  • 위대함은디텔의합이야

    What a so tragic volcanic eruption.