They deny new explosion of the submarine volcano in Tonga | News

The Geoscientific Network of Chile denied this Sunday international media reports about a “great explosion” caused by the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano, located near the island of Tonga.

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“No explosion has occurred in the Tonga volcano, only weak emissions can be observed, but not a ‘major eruption’. Let’s be responsible,” said the Geoscientific Network.

The authority’s statement came after a “big explosion” in the volcano was confirmed on social networks and where it was estimated that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned of more explosions in the coming hours.



“We have contrasted the information with satellites and it is false. There are only slight ash emissions, nothing major,” explained the Chilean Geoscientific Network.

Faced with threats of explosions, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, announced that the country will help Tonga with a figure close to 340,000 dollars, at the same time, she reported that a Navy plane is monitoring the area.