Tongan underwater volcano eruption shows need for improved warnings systems, say scientists

Scientists say the Tongan underwater volcano eruption shows the need for forecasting models and warning systems to factor in atmospheric pressure waves. The volcanic eruption in Tonga this month unleashed an atmospheric shockwave that radiated out at close to the…

Australia and New Zealand sending surveillance flights and aid to assess damage from Tonga volcano eruption

The toll from the eruption of a huge undersea volcano in Tonga remains unclear with Australia and New Zealand sending surveillance flights to assess the damage. The eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano on Saturday prompted tsunami warnings…

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted with the force of 1,000 atomic bombs

The eruption of a giant underwater volcano in the Pacific Ocean near Tonga has triggered tsunami warnings across the Pacific. Here’s what we know about the volcano at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai and why it erupted. Technically, the volcano that erupted…

Pacific 7.7 magnitude Earthquake

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 has struck off Papua New Guinea, just before midnight on the 29th March official monitors say, and a tsunami warning has been issued. The quake was at a depth of 65 kilometres,…

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