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Thursday 8 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Volcanic activity reported from submarine vents on Fonualei Island on 2 September is normal activity and there is no alarm or threat, says Tonga Geological Services, after discolouration of the sea on the coast of the island, situated 75km NNW of Vava’u, was reported by marine biologists mapping the area last week.
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Saturday 15 January 2022
Hunga eruption

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of Tongan geologists who went out to observe the Jan. 14 eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano witnessed spectacular explosions on the dangerous mission on Friday afternoon. The pulsating explosions throughout the day were also viewed from weather satellites in space.
Thursday 6 January 2022
pumice

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Geologists consider that the eruption at Hunga volcano has died down, after observations yesterday, showed no signs of the volcanic plume for over 36 hours. Meanwhile, dark pumice floats have washed up on Tongatapu's north western beaches.
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Wednesday 29 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano continues to erupt intermittently, the Tonga Geological Services said this morning, warning residents in Ha'apai to cover water reservoirs in case of acid rain that may be caused by volcanic emissions in the atmosphere.
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Friday 24 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Have a Merry Christmas and stay away from the hazardous Hunga volcano, the Tonga Geological Services advised the public today, warning that extreme hazards in the area up to five kilometres around the eruption, include possible explosions, surges, ballistic ejecta, tephra, lava domes, laze, vog, pumice shoals, volcanic edifice collapse and tsunamis.
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Thursday 23 December 2021
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sulphur dioxide emitted from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano continues to spread over the Ha'apai, Vava'u and Niuatoutapu groups drifting NNE at a high altitude of 8-14km. Tonga Geological Services said S02 measured highest near the ‘Otumu‘omu‘a Group. However, the steam cloud formation from the eruption has reduced significantly from yesterday.
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Tuesday 21 December 2021
Hunga Ha'apai

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's erupting Hunga Ha'apai volcano put on a show of lightning at sunset tonight. As a large gaseous cloud continues to rise to 18km altitude and drift over all islands, Tongan residents were advised to protect their water tanks from possible acidic rainfall, until the volcanic eruption ceases.
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Tuesday 4 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An extreme explorer expedition in Tonga is aiming to become the first to dive and explore the Horizon Deep within the Tonga Trench. This week the Five Deeps Expedition aims to find out if the Tonga Trench is only the second-deepest in the Pacific or if it might be actually deeper than the Mariana Trench.
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Thursday 19 March 2009

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was a moment of panic as a boatload of observers had a close encounter with an explosive eruption on Hunga Ha'apai yesterday, 18 March 2009, when they moved in close to take spectacular photographs of an eruption that is continuing today only 34 nautical miles off the coast of the capital Nuku'alofa. FROM OUR ARCHIVES.