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Military flights sent to assess damage from Pacific volcano


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But he said the lingering ash cloud was continuing to make even satellite phone calls abroad difficult.He said Tonga, home to 105,000 people, had been in discussions with New Zealand about getting a second international fiber-optic cable to ensure a more robust network but the nation's isolated location made any long-term solution difficult.The cable also broke three years ago, possibly due to a ship dragging an anchor. Scientists said tsunamis generated by volcanoes rather than earthquakes are relatively rare.Rachel Afeaki-Taumoepeau, who chairs the New Zealand Tonga Business Council, said she hoped the relatively low level of the tsunami waves would have allowed most people to get to safety, although she worried about those living on islands closest to the volcano.“We are praying that the damage is just to infrastructure and people were able to get to higher land,” she said.The explosion of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano, about 64 kilometers (40 miles) north of Nuku’alofa, was the latest in a series of dramatic eruptions.

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