It will be a week in 22 days from the eruption of a large submarine volcano near Tonga, an island country in the South Pacific Ocean.

Even now, it is still difficult to communicate with the locals, and while the full extent of the damage cannot be grasped, support from neighboring countries is in full swing.

A large-scale submarine volcano eruption near Tonga on the 15th of this month has killed three people, injured many people, and destroyed houses on the islands. Has been announced.



At the site, the submarine cable was damaged by the tsunami, and it is still difficult to communicate by telephone or the Internet, and there are many remote islands, so it is still difficult to grasp the full extent of the damage.



Under these circumstances, support from neighboring countries is in full swing, and Australia and New Zealand have been delivering relief supplies such as drinking water and communication equipment by military aircraft and ships from the 20th, and the Japanese Self-Defense Forces transport aircraft on the 22nd. We plan to deliver drinking water to New Zealand.



The New Zealand Army has also dispatched personnel to investigate the damage to the port and is investigating whether the vessel can safely berth for future support activities.



However, in Tonga, as the new coronavirus continues to take strict border measures, each country is required to take measures such as avoiding contact with people and handing over relief supplies. It has become an issue.

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