Overall Green alert Flood
in Tonga

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This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101261
Death: 2
Displaced: 50
Countries: Tonga
From - To 15 Jan - 16 Jan

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Tonga, January 2022An underwater volcano in Tonga erupted on 15 January 2022. The eruptions triggered a tsunami, inundating coastal areas of Tongatapu, the main island of Tonga. Phone connections and electricity were down following the eruption, and as such there were no immediate reports of injuries or on the extent of the damage. UNOCHA reported high waves and coastal flooding in areas of Viti Levu, Fiji. The eruption also caused coastal flooding in areas much further afield. Peru's National Civil Defence Institute (INDECI) reported high waves in the regions of La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Ica and Arequipa. Twenty-two ports on the north and central coasts were closed and fishing activities suspended. Buildings were damaged in Paracas, Ica Region and 2 people died in the district of Lambayeque, Lambayeque region. Coastal flooding from high waves triggered by the volcanic eruption were also reported in Iquique in the Tarapacá Department of northern Chile, in areas of Amami-Oshima Island in Japan, parts of Santa Cruz in California, USA and the Tutukaka Coast in New Zealand.Mon 17 Jan 2022FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 133 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Tonga: Caritas Australiana, isola ricoperta di cenere. “C’è urgente bi ... 2022-01-19T19:19+0100.

L’eruzione e le onde del mare hanno quindi distrutto le telecomunicazioni e contaminato le forniture d’acqua nella piccola isola del Pacifico. Anche le comunità costiere di Fiji, Samoa e Vanuatu sono state colpite dalle onde dello tsunami,
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"È stato come 500 bombe atomiche di Hiroshima": così è esploso il vulc ... 2022-01-19T14:04+0100.

19 Gennaio 2022 - 12:58. L’eruzione del vulcano sottomarino Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai è stata equivalente a 5-10 megatoni di Tnt. Ora si teme per l'acqua potabile contaminata dai gas e dalla cenere. Quanto accaduto lo scorso sabato a
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"È stato come 500 bombe atomiche di Hiroshima": così è esploso il vulc ... 2022-01-19T13:33+0100.

Quanto accaduto lo scorso sabato a Tonga , il remoto arcipelago costituito da più di 170 isole per lo più disabitate situato nel Sud Pacifico, deve essere un monito affinché nessuno dimentichi mai quanto possa essere potente e devastante la
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"È stato come 500 bombe atomiche di Hiroshima": così è esploso il vulc ... 2022-01-19T13:33+0100.

Quanto accaduto lo scorso sabato a Tonga , il remoto arcipelago costituito da più di 170 isole per lo più disabitate situato nel Sud Pacifico, deve essere un monito affinché nessuno dimentichi mai quanto possa essere potente e devastante la
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (33), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),