Tonga tsunami: Major Damage Reported Amid Communications Black Out
Significant damage has been reported after a tsunami hit the Pacific island nation of Tonga, but communications problems are making getting the full picture difficult.
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano erupted on Sunday, about 65km (40 miles) north of the capital Nuku’alofa.
The eruption, which was heard as far away as the US, caused waves higher than a meter to crash into Tonga.
So far there have been no confirmed reports of injuries or deaths.
Friends and family of a British woman, Angela Glover, say she is missing. In social media posts, they say she was swept away in the waves.
Internet and telephone communications are extremely limited and outlying coastal areas remain cut off, leaving the real scale of the damage unclear.