Tonga is not only facing a watershortage crisis. Homes were damaged by an underwater volcanic eruption and a tsunami hit the shore. Also cut off communication that will last for months. before repairing submarine cables
On January 19, 2022, the Reuters news agency reportedSLOTXOthat repairs of subsea communication cables were severely damaged by an underwater volcanic eruption. Tonga archipelago area in the pacific ocean From Jan. 15 it would take at least four weeks, leaving the country's citizens cut off from the outside world.
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New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs The country joins the region with Tonga. announced on Wednesday, Jan. 19 that "Subcom, the US cable operator It will take at least 4 weeks to repair the cable connection.”
Submarine cable repair - difficult task
Mount Hunga, Tonga, Hanga, Ha'apai, Tonga, erupted for the first time on 14 Jan. Pai drug Three people died, including a British woman. The impact of natural disasters has also impaired communication on cables operated by Tonga Cable Ltd within a 37-kilometer radius off the Tonga coast.