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‘Absolutely amazing’: Tongan man swept away by tsunami stayed afloat for 24 hours

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The story of a Tongan man washed away by the tsunami and who drifted and swam between islands for more than 24 hours has become one of the first to emerge from the island nation, five days after the disaster cut off c...

New photos show Tonga tsunami devastation as some phone lines restored

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Fresh pictures of the devastation in Tonga have emerged as some phone services are reestablished five days after an enormous volcano eruption and subsequent tsunami cut off contact with the outside world. A series of ...

Tongans in Australia fear the worst amid a void in communications after tsunami – video

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Members of the Tongan diaspora feared never seeing their loved ones on the Pacific island again when communications were cut off following the volcanic eruption on Saturday. 'I'm aware that other islanders, other Paci...

Australia news live update: Novak Djokovic arrives back in Serbia, Tonga suffers ‘significant damage’ after tsunami

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World tennis No 1 lands in Belgrade after being deported from Australia as French Open introduces a vaccine rule which could block him from playing. Follow all the day’s news

Body found in search for British woman missing after Tonga tsunami

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A body has been found after a British woman went missing following a tsunami in Tonga, according to her family. Angela Glover, 50, from Brighton, died after an undersea volcano erupted near the Pacific nation on Satur...

Tonga volcano: smoke and lightning seen before eruption that caused tsunami – video

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Australia and New Zealand have sent surveillance flights to Tonga after the eruption of an underwater volcano that triggered a tsunami. In dramatic footage, the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano could be seen erupting...

‘It’s excruciating’: brother of UK woman swept away in Tonga tsunami waits for news

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The brother of a British woman who was swept away from the coast of Tonga by the tsunami on Saturday and is still missing, has told the Guardian he has grave fears for her safety. “What are we, 48 hours later? I don’t...

Pacific tsunami threat recedes as volcano ash cloud covers Tonga

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The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption has begun to recede, but the massive ash cloud covering the tiny island nation of Tonga prevented surveillance flights assessing the extent ...

Tsunami warnings in South Pacific, Australia and US west coast after Tonga eruption

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Tsunami warnings were issued for several South Pacific countries, the east coast of Australia, western Alaska and along the California-Mexico border, after the eruption of an underwater volcano on Saturday. Waves were...

Tonga underwater volcanic eruption creates tsunami waves – video

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Tsunami waves caused by an underwater volcano have hit Tonga’s capital and the capital of American Samoa. The eruption at 0410 GMT on Friday of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano, located about 65km (40 ...

What Omicron’s Covid ‘tsunami’ could mean for the UK

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The rapid spread of Omicron across the UK has led public health officials and ministers to warn that, without action, the country will see 1 million infections a day by the end of the month. The consequences of the Om...

Mexico hit by powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake, sparking tsunami warning

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A powerful earthquake has shaken buildings in Mexico City and placed the coastal area near Acapulco on alert for a tsunami. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said a 7.0 magnitude quake struck 11 miles (18km) north-east ...

Tsunami review – a shamefully sensationalised look at horror

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The colossal scale of the Boxing Day tsunami – a 9.1 magnitude earthquake under the Indian Ocean displacing 30tn litres of seawater that hit the coasts of mainland Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India in waves tha...

Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami warnings as people take shelter

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A powerful earthquake which struck just off Alaska’s southern coast early Thursday caused prolonged shaking and prompted tsunami warnings that sent people scrambling for shelters. Residents reported only minor damage,...

Ancient tsunami could have wiped out Scottish cities today, study finds

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Towns and cities across Scotland would be devastated if the country’s coastline was hit by a tsunami of the kind that happened 8,200 years ago, according to an academics’ study. While about 370 miles of Scotland’s nor...

Fears of Covid ‘tsunami’ in Fiji after outbreak found to be Indian variant

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Fijian health officials are bracing for a “tsunami” of Covid-19 cases, after the Indian variant was detected in the Pacific nation this week, with lockdowns announced in an attempt to stem the outbreak. The Pacific co...

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