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Tonga's volcanic eruption ruptured a giant undersea internet cable and knocked the country's internet offline

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Eruption of the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai off Tonga. Tonga Geological Services/via REUTERS
An undersea volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami, which hit Tonga on January 15.
The eruption also severed a giant undersea internet cable, knocking Tonga's internet offline.
Repairing the damage to the cable could take weeks, officials said.
The volcanic eruption that caused a tsunami to hit the island nation of Tonga has also severed the country's line of communication to the rest of the globe. An underwater volcano named Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai erupted on January 15 with a...
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