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Volcanic eruptions have significant impact on Tonga

Tsunami waves had a significant impact on the foreshore on the northern side of Nuku’alofa, with boats and large boulders washed ashore Suva, Tonga | Xinhua | The eruptions of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga on Friday and Saturday have a significant impact on the South Pacific island …

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222 dead as volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia

Carita, Indonesia | AFP | A volcano-triggered tsunami has left at least 222 people dead and hundreds more injured after slamming without warning into beaches around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, officials said Sunday, voicing fears that the toll would rise further. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit …

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Evacuation centres, hotels fill up as Bali eruption looms

Karangasem, Indonesia | AFP | Evacuation centres and hotels in Bali filled up Tuesday with tens of thousands seeking refuge as a volcano on the Indonesian resort island threatened to erupt, forcing the closure of the main airport for a second day. Stranded tourists hunted for accommodation while frightened villagers …

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Thousands flee as Bali raises volcano alert to highest level

Karangasem, Indonesia | AFP | A rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali could erupt at any moment, authorities warned Monday as they raised alert levels to maximum, accelerated a mass evacuation and closed the main airport, leaving tourists stranded. Massive columns of thick grey smoke that have been …

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