An aerial view of several Tongan islands.

Enlarge / An aerial view of the Tongatapu Group, the southernmost island cluster of Tonga. (credit: Getty Images | Peter Hendrie)

The island nation of Tonga lost its primary connection to the Internet when an undersea fiber cable was damaged Sunday, forcing Tonga to rely on a satellite dish while the country waits for a repair ship to arrive, news reports say.

The outage could last a week or more.

Reuters reported as follows:

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