Peru declared an "ecological disaster" after an oil spill leaked 6,000 barrels. The Repsol refinery blamed the tsunami from Tonga’s volcano. The spill hit critical sea habitats and fishermen say their livelihoods are destroyed: "They have just destroyed a base of biodiversity."
As the first foreign aid arrives in ash-covered Tonga, one local man shares an incredible tale of survival at sea.
Images are emerging depicting the aftermath of the massive volcanic eruption off the coast of Tonga on January 15 and the tsunami waves triggered by the event.
BREAKING: The Pacific Island nation of Tonga is tonight the scene of a disaster after a tsunami struck. An underwater volcano erupted, plumes of smoke blacking out the sky and sending powerful waves through villages. @alexlewisjourno #7NEWS