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Lisala Folau, who is disabled, was swept out to sea from the small, isolated island of Atata, but made it to the main island of Tongatapu, about eight kilometres away. #Tonga 

The blast and associated tsunami caused "significant damage" along the western coast of the main island of Tongatapu.

Significant damage was reported along the western coast of Tonga’s main island of Tongatapu, where there are many vacation resorts. The Ha’atafu Beach Resort, 13 miles west of Nuku’alofa, was “completely wiped out”, the owners said on Facebook

#WATCH : Video from Tongatapu, Tonga, shows ash and debris around the island following the eruption of an underwater volcano over the weekend. Tsunami waves also damaged structures and knocked out communication to the area.

The U.N. said a distress signal was detected in the outlying Ha'apai islands, where Mango is located. Tsunami waves had hit the Ha’apia island group and the west coast of Tonga’s main island, Tongatapu 5/5

Government officials in Tonga said tsunami waves nearly 50 feet high rushed inland, destroying everything in their path on the western coasts of the Tongatapu Islands, 'Eua and Ha'apai Islands. At least three people died.

Government officials in Tonga said tsunami waves nearly 50 feet high rushed inland, destroying everything in their path on the western coasts of the Tongatapu Islands, 'Eua and Ha'apai Islands. At least three people died.

A thick blanket of ash coats the island of Tongatapu, wiping out any traces of green previously captured on satellite images.

U.N. humanitarian officials and Tonga’s government “report significant infrastructural damage around Tongatapu,” the main island in the archipelago.

U.N. humanitarian officials and Tonga’s government “report significant infrastructural damage around Tongatapu,” the main island in the archipelago.

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Chinese Embassy in #Tonga  released an update at around 5 pm Monday confirming no casualties involving Chinese in the recent tsunami disaster in Tongatapu, Tonga's largest island.

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Tongans flock to vaccination centres after the government warns the main island Tongatapu might be plunged into lockdown next week after recording its first case of Covid-19

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were all smiles while watching a Tongan choir perform an anti-mosquito song at a ceremony on the island of Tongatapu.

Severe tropical cyclone #Gita  has passed very close to southern #Tonga  bringing winds in excess of 120 mph. This is the strongest cyclone to pass close to the islands of Tongatapu and Eua in 60 years

In Tonga, the entire main island Tongatapu is without power, as category four tropical cyclone Gita bears down on the country. Taniela Hoponoa described the conditions from Tonga.

Marines worked with troops from the New Zealand Defense Force to build a school playground on Tongatapu Island.

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