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Cyclone Gita devastates island nation of Tonga Photo

Cyclone Gita devastates island nation of Tonga

The strongest storm in 60 years has passed over the island nation of Tonga, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. While no deaths from the storm have been reported, the damage is significant including the leveling of the Parliament House. There is also widespread flooding throughout the capital of Nuku’alofa, where dozens of homes have been destroyed by the storm.

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First images of new volcanic island formed off Tonga Photo

First images of new volcanic island formed off Tonga

In December of 2014 the Hunga Tonga volcano erupted off the coast of Tonga. It formed a new island approximately one mile long and twenty-eight miles northwest of Tonga’s capital. This past week some adventurous locals visited the new island and captured some images, against the warnings of experts.

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