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Tonga Left Largely Cut Off After Volcanic Eruption, Tsunami

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—When an underwater volcanic eruption off Tonga induced tsunami waves at minimum a meter significant on Saturday, the professionals of the Ha’atafu Beach Resort and their little ones sprinted by way of bushes in a determined scramble to security.

They have since returned to a altered landscape. The tropical coastline well-known with surfers and snorkelers, was ravaged by the tsunami, which brought about ocean swells as far away as the U.S. West Coastline and Japan. The nearby Kanokupolu village was severely destroyed.