The Tongan government reported extensive damage to housing on outlying islands following the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano.
- by Mike Foley
Despite sitting almost on top of the volcano that erupted so violently on Saturday, Tonga appears to have avoided the widespread devastation that many initially feared.
- by Nick Perry
The Tongan government released a statement saying three people had died so far from the eruption and tsunami.
- by Jane Wardell, Kirsty Needham and Praveen Menon
While Tonga’s neighbours struggled to access information about what was happening on the ground, scientists, equipped with modern monitoring technology, saw the blast in real time.
- by Nick O'Malley and Liam Mannix
The people of Tonga witnessed a catastrophic event. We must hope there are no further eruptions.
- by Brian Schmidt and Richard Arculus
The extent of damage in Tonga following a volcanic eruption remains unknown, with authorities yet to make contact with some coastal areas and smaller islands.
- by Nick Perry
Four people in San Mateo County, south of San Francisco, were swept into the water, and two were taken to a hospital, a spokeswoman from the local fire department said.
- by Ben Grubb, Jenny Noyes and Esther Han
China is already upgrading facilities in Kiribati, prompting Kurt Cambell to say he is “most concerned” about such moves.
- by David Brunnstrom and Kirsty Needham
If any place can pull off the feat of green nickel, it is the French overseas territory that is bound by rigorous European environmental and labour standards.
- by Hannah Beech
The outbreak took hold despite all staff passing multiple PCR tests, quarantining and living in one of the most remote places in the world.
- by James Crisp