An undersea cable fault could cut Tonga from the rest of the world for weeks

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A satellite image taken by a Japanese weather satellite shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday. Japan Meteorology Agency/via AP

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In the aftermath of a 13-mile-wide volcanic eruption in Tonga, it could take weeks to repair an undersea communications cable that connected the South Pacific archipelago to the rest of the world.

Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai, an underwater volcano off the coast of Tonga, erupted Saturday, carrying volcanic ash nearly 20 kilometers into the air

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