By 23 February, Tonga Cable had managed to restore Tonga's with the assistance of SpaceX.
A large was visible from , the capital city of Tonga, about 70 km 43 mi from the volcano.
Limited satellite connectivity was established on 21 January, mobile phone provider established a 2G cell network on Tongatapu using a satellite dish from the.
A group of people fishing in had to run for their lives to escape the waves, and reported having to drive through water over 1 m 3 ft 3 in deep.
The eruption column from this eruption rose 58 km 36 mi into the.
In the past 100 years, 58 of them have claimed more than 260,000 lives, or an average of 4,600 per disaster, surpassing any other natural hazard.