Sixty two survivors, including about 18 children and babies, evacuated from Mango Island, Ha'apai Group, were brought to Tongatapu on Saturday Jan. 22 by a Tongan navy patrol boat. Two Tonga Red Cross trauma counsellors were meeting the families and talking to them after their extraordinary ordeal. The community leaders have shared their stories of survival. By Linny Folau and Eleanor Gee
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Tuesday 25 January 2022
Friday 14 January 2022
Today's eruption of the Hunga volcano, continuous for over 12 hours, reached 20km above sea level - the largest in a series of eruptions since December. Tsunami waves of up to 30cm were still being recorded at 6:00pm on the Nuku'alofa tidal gauge, according to the latest official monitoring reports.
Friday 18 September 2015
A Tsunami Marine Warning for Tonga was cancelled this morning by the Tonga Meteorological Service. A tsunami generated during earthquakes in Chile yesterday no longer poses a threat to Tonga.
Sunday 13 December 2009
Since the tsunami came to Niuatoputapu we are very blessed on the island to recwive much assistance from abroad. Not just from foreign countries and organisations but also from many individuals who have given their money and their effort. I would like to thank with all my heart everyone, and make mention of those I do know. - Paea Fifita
Thursday 15 October 2009
The HMNZS Canterbury anchored west of the tsunami-affected Tongan Island of Niuatoputapu, and on October 14, 2009, was operating the embarked No 6 SQN Seasprite helicopter and the ship's Zodiac Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) to move aid and supplies to the shore.
Saturday 3 October 2009
While it is true that in the deep ocean a tsunami's wavelength is so broad that the wave's height is almost imperceptible, we all know that many small Pacific islands are barely above sea level, and many do not have the sheer drop-offs to the seafloor that would prevent a tsunami from slowing down and rearing up into a very perceptible and very dangerous wave. Both of these traits mean that tsunamis can be dangerous to many Pacific islands, whether the tsunami begins nearby or far away. -Dan Clem
Friday 2 October 2009
Nine people have been confirmed dead at Niuatoputapu tsunami disaster which struck the island early on Wednesday morning, September 30 Lt Commander Solomone Savelio announced in a media briefing this morning, Oct 2 at Sene, the Tonga Defence Service headquarter.