May 31, 2023

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Tsunami in Tonga: Submarine hanga All communications disrupted after violent eruption of Tonga Hunga Ha’boi volcano | The world

, In the South Pacific region, continues this Sunday with an attack on the communications network Saturday afternoon, which prevents the island state from realizing the consequences of the disaster.

“Now we are mainly getting information (from Tonga) Unfortunately (…) we do not have much information about the Outer Islands from our High Commissioner ”…New Zealand Prime Minister Jacintha Artern said today.

See: Volcanic eruption causes tsunami in Tonga and triggers warnings in Pacific | Videos

The president pointed out that he could not talk to his Tongan partner because the phone connections were not working. Submarine telecommunication cable connections may be damaged or blocked after a tsunami.

According to Internet Surveillance Netblocks, The connection to the network was completely cut off after the Hanga Tonga submarine Hanga Ha’boy exploded the previous day.

At about 5:20 pm (4:20 GMT) local time, a violent eruption of about eight minutes was heard hundreds of kilometers away, causing giant waves to hit the north coast of the Tongan island of Tongatabu in minutes. Maximum height It does not reach 30 meters above sea level.

Other island nations in the region such as Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu, Peru, Chile, Australia, the United States and New Zealand also experienced severe storm surges that caused floods and tidal surges.

The New Zealand president pointed out that he was sending spy ships and planes to learn about the effects of the natural disaster and to assist in humanitarian work.

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Unlike tsunamis triggered by earthquakes, tectonic plates release their energy and a second tsunami is unlikely to occur again, as the volcano may again record a violent eruption that will create another unusual wave.

For this reason, some countries have deactivated tsunami warnings, but are maintaining extraordinary and high tidal warnings along the coast.

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