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Friday 13 December 2019

Wellington, New Zealand
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) recovered today the bodies of six people who tragically died in Monday’s eruption on Whakaari/White Island. They stated NZDF will support efforts to recover the bodies of two others, in the hope there is resolution for those families
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Wednesday 6 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new bigger island has formed following an eruption at Lateiki Island (aka Metis Shoal) last month 13 – 31 October, The remnants of the former island have submerged in the location between Kao and Late in the Ha’apai group.
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Friday 3 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new photo has emerged from NASA Earth clearly showing the site of the underwater volcano eruption known as 'Submarine Volcano III' near Tongatapu. NASA Earth states the plume is emerging from a seamount located 33 km (20 miles) from Tongatapu.
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Friday 13 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A major fire on Late Island, believed to have started on Thursday, has continued to rage throughout Friday night on the island - an important nature reserve. "I can see the red glow of a raging fire on Late now at 20:23... it is heartbreaking," said biologist Nadya Zvyagina on Friday night from Fangasito, Vava'u. There is a lot of dead wood on the island after Cyclone Ian.
Monday 26 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The volcanic eruption between the islands of Hunga-Ha’apai and Hunga-Tonga appears to be over, leaving behind a tiny island of volcanic ash, a third expedition to the area has reported.
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Wednesday 8 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A yacht sailing out of Vava'u motored into a strange "sea of stone" on August 12, and the following day its crew became possibly the first people to witness the birth of a new volcanic island that has been forming in Tonga.
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Monday 6 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new island has emerged out of the sea between Tonga's volcanic islands of Kao in the Ha'apai Group and Late in the Vava'u Group, according to an eyewitness report.
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