Tag: Tsunami

COVID-19 Infected Australian Ship Forced to Make Contactless Delivery of Much Needed Supplies to Tonga

Australia’s navy ship HMAS Adelaide, which has been hit with an outbreak of COVID-19,  has arrived in Tonga on Wednesday to offload more humanitarian and medical supplies as the country recovers from a devastating volcano and tsunami disaster. As Tonga has no COVID-19 cases currently, the authorities have insisted that all foreign aid be delivered…


Tonga: Where Are the Americans?

Commentary Sometimes you get more than one chance to make a first impression. So it is with the United States and Tonga—the small but important nation in the South Pacific that recently was hit by a volcanic eruption and tsunami. The United States was one of the first countries to sign a treaty with Tonga,…


Australia Sends Aid to Tsunami-Ravaged Tonga

Australia is deploying aircraft and a naval vessel to bring much needed humanitarian and disaster-relief aid to Tonga after a tsunami lashed the islands on Saturday. HMAS Adelaide will feature in the relief effort, bringing engineering and medical personnel and equipment, as well as helicopters to assist with logistics and distribution of humanitarian aid, Foreign…


NTD News Today Full Broadcast (Jan. 17)

The FBI identifies the British man who took hostages in Texas over the weekend. And UK police make two arrests in connection with the incident. Some hospitals across the U.S. close their emergency departments over a surge in COVID-19 cases. This comes as the Surgeon General speaks out against the Supreme Court striking down Biden’s…


Pacific Tsunami Threat Recedes, Volcano Ash Hinders Response

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption began to recede Sunday, but the massive ash cloud covering the tiny island nation of Tonga prevented surveillance flights from New Zealand to assess the extent of damage. Satellite images showed the spectacular eruption that took place Saturday evening, with a…


US West Coast Under Tsunami Advisory After Volcano Erupts in Pacific

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion Saturday near the Pacific nation of Tonga, sending tsunami waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground. The eruption cut the internet to Tonga, leaving friends and family members around the world on Sunday still anxiously trying to get in touch to figure…


Tsunami Observed in American Samoa After Tonga Volcano Erupts

An underwater volcano off Tonga erupted on Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning for several South Pacific island nations, with footage on social media showing waves crashing into homes. Tsunami waves were observed in Tonga’s capital and the capital of American Samoa, a U.S.-based tsunami monitor said. The eruption at 0410 GMT of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga…


Strong Quake Shakes Indonesia’s Capital; No Tsunami Alert

JAKARTA, Indonesia—A powerful earthquake shook parts of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Friday, damaging buildings and houses and sending people into the streets, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. Officials said there was no danger of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.6 quake was located in the Indian…


Indonesia Lifts Tsunami Alert After Powerful Undersea Quake

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesia lifted a tsunami alert Tuesday following a magnitude 7.3 undersea earthquake that struck off Flores Island, triggering panic in a region prone to fatal quakes but apparently causing no major damage or casualties. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake hit at a depth of 18.5 kilometers (11.5 miles) under the sea,…


More Than 30 Injured After 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Tokyo

Dozens of people have been left injured after a powerful magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Tokyo on Thursday evening. The earthquake—the largest Japan has seen since 2011—occurred at 10:41 p.m. local time and damaged underground water pipes, derailed passenger trains, and caused fires in at least one home, according to The Japan Times. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the quake was…