Three Of Tonga’s Smaller Islands Badly Damaged By Tsunami; Concerns Mount Within Bay Area Tongan CommunityConcerns heightened Wednesday within the San Francisco Bay Area Tongan community as reports slowly emerged from the isolated Pacific island nation of damage in the wake of a massive underwater volcanic eruption left the region covered in ash and triggered a destructive tsunami.
Locals Gather Supplies to Send to Tonga After Massive EruptionOne Bay Area shipping company is accepting donations to send to the South Pacific island of Tonga after a massive underwater volcano erupted over the weekend.
Bay Area Relatives Get Brief Message From Hope From TongaAnxious Bay Area relatives got a brief message of hope, after the tsunami triggered by the massive underground volcano hit the island nation of Tonga and wiped out key communications infrastructure.
Boaters Assess Damage After Tsunami Strikes Santa Cruz HarborCrews have been working to restore power and assess the damage at the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor, in the wake of Saturday’s tsunami that struck in the early morning hours after a massive underground volcano erupted in the South Pacific.
Massive Ash Cloud Turns Tonga Into Moonscape; Anxiety Mounts Among Bay Area TongansConcerns continued to mount Monday within the large Tongan community in the San Francisco Bay Area over the welfare of relatives still living in the Pacific Island nation after it was rocked by a massive underwater volcanic eruption over the weekend.
Pacific Tsunami Update: Waves Surge Onto Bay Area Beaches Following Huge Tonga Volcano BlastAn undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending tsunami waves rolling thousands of miles across the Pacific, surging onto Northern California beaches and into coastal harbors, causing evacuations and some flooding in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Tsunami Alert Forces Daylong Evacuation of Berkeley MarinaPolice evacuated around 115 residents Saturday morning at the Berkeley Marina as a tsunami advisory impacted communities around the Bay Area.
Bay Area Tongan Community Fearful Following Volcanic TsunamiThere are more Tongans living in San Mateo County than in the island nation itself and Saturday's volcanic eruption and resulting tsunami have everyone here fearing for the safety of their homeland.
6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off TongaThe U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has struck the Pacific nation of Tonga, but no tsunami threat was expected.
6.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off TongaThe U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has struck the Pacific nation of Tonga, but no tsunami threat was expected.
Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes FijiThe U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck off the coast of Fiji Friday.
Strong Quakes Hit Off South Pacific Nations Of Tonga, SamoaA pair of strong earthquakes struck off the South Pacific nations of Tonga and Samoa on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.
Magnitude 6.9 Quake Strikes Between Fiji And Tonga In South PacificAn earthquake with magnitude 6.9 occurred near Ndoi Island, Fiji, about 200 miles from Nuku'alofa, Tonga just before noon Pacific Daylight Time, on Saturday.