NewsWorldThe eruption of the volcano on Tonge caused considerable...

The eruption of the volcano on Tonge caused considerable damage – SME.sk

-

Australia and New Zealand have sent observation aircraft to the isolated archipelago.

SYDNEY. Saturday’s volcanic eruption in the Pacific archipelago of Tonga, according to the first available information, caused significant damage to houses and tourist resorts.

The AFP agency reported another eruption today, but this report, based on sensors monitoring the crater activity, was not later confirmed.

It is not yet known whether the eruption of the volcano, which raised a tsunami and covered the islands with volcanic ash, claimed some casualties. Reuters reported that she is a missing British woman who, together with her husband, led a dog shelter in the city of Nuku’alofa.

Australia and New Zealand today sent observation planes to the isolated archipelago to assess the extent of the damage.

Help and covid

Curtis Tu’ihalangingie, a diplomat from Tonga’s Australian embassy, ​​called on the world to be patient as the government decides on priorities for helping the affected country.

Tonga fears that aid for people affected by the earthquake could bring the disease to the islands Covid-19which is not spreading here yet. “We don’t want another tsunami to hit us – this time the covidid,” the diplomat told Reuters.

Related article The pressure wave from the eruption in the Pacific was also recorded in Slovakia Read

“When people see such a huge eruption, they want to help,” he added. He also warned that all aid to the islands would have to go through quarantine and that it was likely that no one would be able to disembark from the planes bringing the aid.

The eruption lasted eight minutes

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine erupted on an early CET morning on Saturday. According to satellite images, a huge cloud of ash, steam and volcanic gases then rose to a height of about 20 kilometers.

The eruption lasted eight minutes and was so noisy that it was described as a distant rumble by the inhabitants of Fiji, 800 kilometers away.

The tsunami caused by the explosion hit the coasts of Tonga, Fiji, American Samoa, but also Japan, Chile and the United States. It has caused local floods in many places. Two people drowned in Peru.

As a result of the explosion, an important submarine cable was cut, which caused an internet outage on Tonge. The eruption also disrupted the telephone connection, which had already been re-established.

Dean Veverka, director of Southern Cross Cable Networks, said it could take up to two weeks to repair the cable and re-establish the Internet connection in Tonga.

The nearest vessel with facilities for its deployment is located in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, which lies more than 4,000 kilometers from Tonga.

The biggest concern now is the volcanic ash that people inhale and can contaminate drinking water.

“Most people don’t realize that ash is toxic and they shouldn’t breathe it. Everyone should wear it. drape and respirators, “Tu’ihalangingie added.

Volcanoes

1 COMMENT

  1. Download Varios Artistas – Urban Esquí Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Rasser – Imperfect Structure – EP Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Varios Artistas – Urban Esquí Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Loud Luxury – Fitness: Run, January 2022 (DJ Mix) [DJ Mix] Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Bland, Marie – Little Giver – EP Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Rasser – Imperfect Structure – EP Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download McKins – Opulence – EP Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Varios Artistas – Urban Esquí Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Bland, Marie – Little Giver – EP Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Loud Luxury – Fitness: Run, January 2022 (DJ Mix) [DJ Mix] Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Loud Luxury – Fitness: Run, January 2022 (DJ Mix) [DJ Mix] Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download McKins – Opulence – EP Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Rasser – Imperfect Structure – EP Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Aluna – Fitness: Ride, January 2022 (DJ Mix) Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Nature Recordings – Deep Sea Music To Chill To – EP Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Gregory Porter – Dry Bones – EP Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Nature Recordings – Deep Sea Music To Chill To – EP Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download DJ Xandy Oliveira – Born in Penha – EP Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Nature Recordings – Deep Sea Music To Chill To – EP Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Woe – Life Inside the Dream Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Apex Sound Inside Nature – Apex Sound Inside Nature, Vol. 4 Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download 7 Minutoz – Agente Zero Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download Aluna – Fitness: Ride, January 2022 (DJ Mix) Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download 7 Minutoz – Agente Zero Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10
    Download 7 Minutoz – Agente Zero Album Mp3 Zip 2022-01-10

Comments are closed.

Latest news

Gas Russia, from today no more supplies to Finland

Gas supplies from Russia to Finland have been interrupted as of today. This is the decision of Gazprom...

News and information this Friday, May 20, 2022 in Paris and Ile-de-France – Sortiraparis

By The editorial staff · Photos by My B. · Published on May 20, 2022 at 5:17 p.m. ,...

New government: the absence of a Minister dedicated to Housing criticized by actors in the sector – franceinfo

Where is the Ministry of Housing? Emmanuelle Wargon, Minister Delegate for Housing in the government of Jean Castex,...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you