• Tonga remains cut off after a massive eruption and tsunami

     Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Saturday’s eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga was likely the biggest recorded anywhere on the planet in more than 30 years, according to experts.

  • Tropical cyclone slams Tonga after Fiji and Vanuatu

     Thursday, April 9, 2020

    After ravaging Vanuatu and Fiji early this week, tropical cyclone Harold lashed Tonga on Thursday local time. Damaging winds, hazardous storm surge and flooding rains were expected in the tropical island chain, which is home to a little more than …

  • Strong quake hits Tonga

     Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    The magnitude 6.6 quake hit the coast of the Pacific island nation of Tonga on Tuesday.     As per the United States Geological Survey, the shallow undersea quake hit about 13 kilometres west of Neiafu, the second-largest town of …

  • 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Fiji

     Friday, September 7, 2018

    A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Fiji and according to the data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) the deep earthquake struck 377 miles under the surface.     At a depth of 668 km …

  • Tonga fails to compete with neighbours in tourism

     Thursday, June 14, 2018

    According to the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) report released last week, Tonga, as a tourist destination, is attracting only a small share of travellers compared to other leading Pacific destinations, which saw large increases in visitors in 2017.   …

  • Cyclone Gita to smash New Zealand, travel warning issued

     Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Cyclone Gita, a category 5 tropical storm is due to hit the south island tomorrow morning and cause huge travel disruption in New Zealand.   Tonga and Samoa had already suffered damage and the MetService warned it is expected to …


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