Tonga has shown photographs of the tsunami damage caused by the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai undersea volcano eruption on Saturday, January 15. The released pictures display cars, roads, and buildings in the capital Nuku’alofa covered in volcanic ash. Meanwhile, captured images by the New Zealand Air Force show that some villages on yet-to-reach islands have been completely wiped out. International phone lines have been restored, but repairing a damaged underwater cable might take weeks. Tonga is currently cut off from the rest of the world, and little is known about the level of the destruction. The tsunami around Nuku’alofa City had recorded waves of 1.2 meters (about 4 feet), flooding coastal roads and properties. Experts say that the underwater volcanic eruption was most likely the world’s most powerful in more than 30 years.