28 Apr 2022

Trauma symptoms still prevalent after Tonga volcano

From , 6:02 am on 28 April 2022
Children in Nuku'alofa in the aftermath of the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai and tsunami.

Photo: Consulate of the Kingdom of Tonga

It's been over three months since the devastating eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano and subsequent tsunami in Tonga and survivors are still coming to terms with the event.

Experts say the eruption, 500 times more powerful than a nuclear bomb, generated 15-metre-high tsunami waves and sent up a volcanic ash plume that turned night into day.

Finau Fonua reports.