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Natural disasters

Concerns mount for Tonga after tsunami triggered by underwater volcano

A Planet SkySat image shows a plume of smoke rising from the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai days before its eruption.   © Planet Labs PBC/via Reuters

WELLINGTON (Reuters) -- Pacific nations and humanitarian groups struggled to establish communications with Tonga on Sunday after a tsunami triggered by a massive volcanic eruption cut telephone and internet connections, raising concerns for the tiny island nation.

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