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By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
As the massive undersea Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Saturday, Tongans from around the world gazed on as their relatives livestreamed images of the billowing clouds of ash, gas and steam emerged from beneath the depths. Then darkness.
By David Rising, Associated Press
The eruption of the undersea volcano near Tonga over the weekend was incredibly explosive but also relatively brief.
By Nick Perry, Associated Press
The eruption is akin to a weapons-grade chemical explosion, and there could be several weeks or even years of major volcanic unrest to follow…
By Shane Cronin, The Conversation
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. Tsunami advisories were issued for Hawaii, Alaska and the U.S. Pacific coast.
By Grace Lee, Nick Schifrin
Japan on Thursday marked another grim anniversary: 10 years since a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the nation's coast triggered a 130-foot-high tsunami that crashed ashore at more than 500 miles per hour. It killed thousands and triggered a nuclear disaster…
In our news wrap Thursday, businesses in parts of Hong Kong were at a standstill as anti-government protesters targeted shopping malls for a third consecutive day. Riot police stepped up their presence, at times confronting crowds and escorting people out…
By Associated Press
Authorities said a small tsunami was possible, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 7.5 and was located 28 miles northeast of the remote village of Kokopo.
By Jim Gomez, Associated Press
A powerful undersea earthquake struck off the southern Philippines on Saturday, prompting people to scramble out of shopping malls and buildings and authorities to warn villagers to stay away from beaches in case of a tsunami.
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