MESOZOIC POSSIBILITIES SEEN ON TONGA ISLANDS IN SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

Surya N. Khanna Amatec Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles Saimone P. Helu Ministry of Lands, Survey & Natural Resources Nuku 'alofa, Tonga The Kingdom of Tonga in the southwestern Pacific Ocean comprises 171 islands (Fig. 1), of which only 37 are inhabited. There are four main groups of islands: Tongatapu, H'apai, Vava'u, and the Niuas. The total land area is 700 sq km, and the territorial waters extend to 700,000 sq km. The kingdom is bordered by New Zealand, Fiji, Walhis and Fortuna,

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