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7.3 magnitude earthquake puts Tonga on tsunami alert; waves observed in Samoa

"An urgent tsunami advisory is now in force for all of Tonga due to a strong earthquake being felt in the Kingdom tonight. Please move inland immediately until further advised," Tonga's meteorological service said.

The earthquake was at a depth of 24.8 km (15.4 miles) that struck in the sea at about 207 km (128.6 miles) east of south-east of Neiafu. (AP file)
Updated on Nov 11, 2022 06:43 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Nisha Anand

 China and the Pacific Step Up

The article has been authored by Balasubramanian C is senior research analyst, Chennai Centre for China Studies

The domino effect of Beijing’s actions would drag the South Pacific into a theatre of tension between China and others in the region, especially Australia, New Zealand and the US.
Published on May 30, 2022 02:30 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

China signs pact with Solomon Islands. What does it mean? Is India affected? 

China-Solomon Islands security deal: As part of the deal, the islands can offer Chinese naval vessels a safe harbor just 2,000 km from Australia.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)(AP)
Updated on Apr 19, 2022 05:13 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Sonic boom, quake, tsunami waves: Why Tonga volcanic eruption was no small event

The Tonga volcanic eruption, which happened below the surface of the ocean, was one of those rare events which triggered tsunami waves. The US Geological Survey estimated the eruption caused the equivalent of a magnitude 5.8 earthquake.

A plume rises over Tonga when the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai erupted, in this satellite image taken by a Japanese weather satellite on Sunday.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 11:33 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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