UPDATE – If you click and download from this link (it’s safe) you can see the Preliminary (Damage) Assessment Report via satellite. 

JANUARY 16, 2022 – With communications coming out of Tonga almost nil, it’s remarkable some pictures and videos have surfaced. The ones below are believed to have been sent using the University of South Pacific’s satellite internet connection, and are of Pangai village on Lifuku island + Haapai island. Roads ripped up. Seems some of those massive chunks are pieces of seawall. 

Sources: [1] Haloti Ulufonua [2] Anaseini Ulakai

 

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