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Tonga volcano eruption: An aerial view of devastation and impact – BBC News

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Tonga’s massive volcanic eruption and tsunami on Saturday (Jan 15) caused catastrophic damage, destroying homes and blanketing many communities in a thick layer of ash.

Tsunami waves from volcanic eruptions hit Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the west coast of the Americas, and atmospheric shock waves were detected around the world.

The Tongan government described the eruption as an “unprecedented disaster”. The gas, dust and debris from the volcanic eruption rushed to an altitude of 20 kilometers.

Communication with Tonga has been severely disrupted even after four days have passed. The main reason is that the only undersea cable connecting the country to the outside world broke during a volcanic eruption.

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