Causeway Rebuild on Talau Road, Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga

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Comments (6)

Art Anderson on October 24, 2011

Ian, Did the recent Tonga earthquake cause any damage near where you were? The news report immediately brought you to my mind. Best regards. -Art

Ian Stehbens on October 29, 2011

Hi Art. Thank you for making contact and for your thoughts of us in the South Pacific. There was no damage reported anywhere here that I know of. I felt two small quakes here, one that had us rocking gently at 7am for a few seconds, and the trees swaying for about a minute, and the other was felt as gentle vibration for about 15 secs, 3 hours earlier. Most people were asleep and not aware.

It is good for a geographer to be able to feel the pulse of the earth! (as long as there are no ruptures, traumas or belching!)

Warm regards from Tonga. I am going home in a month.

Warm regards,


~rol~ No Views! on October 31, 2011

Many thanks Ian to show us this photo

life should not always be happy


And good Week,

Best regard, Roland

Ian Stehbens on November 1, 2011

Merci beaucoup, Roland. When roads or bridges fail there is a lot of disruption, but the effect on the people is particularly heavy in developing countries.

Thanks for your appreciation.


Alex Rivera (PHOTO) on December 28, 2011

beautifull perspective , I love this place, LIKE

Ian Stehbens on January 14, 2012

Thank you, Alex. The bridge is a memorable location, for when you cross it you see this attractive lagoon, that is often coloured by the limestone geology.

I had to climb onto a water tank to get this view of it.


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