Environment

Tonga Tsunami Triggers Peruvian Oil Spill

A Peruvian oil tanker spilled much of its contents into the waters of the Pacific Ocean on Saturday affecting at least two miles of Peru’s central coast after waves sparked by Tonga’s volcanic eruption and tsunami that day in the South Pacific rocked the actively discharging ship, Peruvian government officials said Monday.

Cleaning crews work to remove oil from a beach in the Peruvian province of Callao on January 17, 2022, after a spill which occurred during the unloading process of the Italian-flagged tanker "Mare Doricum" at La Pampilla refinery caused by the abnormal waves recorded after the volcanic eruption in Tonga. …

2 Drown in Peru After Tonga Tsunami Reaches Latin America

A volcanic eruption and tsunami in the South Pacific island kingdom of Tonga on Saturday caused massive waves which radiated throughout the greater Pacific Ocean in subsequent hours, reaching the coasts of Peru — where two people died after a tsunami engulfed a beach in the country’s north — and Chile.

In this satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite, and released by the agency, shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific nation of Tonga Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending large waves crashing …