Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Vanuatu at 21:10 UTC on July 12, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

Rare out-of-season Tropical Cyclone “Gina” forms near Vanuatu

Rare out-of-season Tropical Cyclone “Gina” forms near Vanuatu

A rare out-of-season tropical cyclone formed near Vanuatu, South Pacific Ocean on May 18, 2022, and was named Gina. It is the 6th named storm of the 2021/22 South Pacific cyclone season. The season officially started on November 1, 2021, and ended on April 30, 2022.

Significant ash plume after strong explosion at Gaua volcano, Vanuatu

Significant ash plume after strong explosion at Gaua volcano, Vanuatu

A strong heavy sound of an explosion was heard by people living near Gaua volcano, Vanuatu on May 3, 2022, followed by a significant thick ash plume. The volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2 – high level of the major unrest state. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2011 (VEI 1).

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Vanuatu at 20:52 UTC on April 9, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Vanuatu at 16:06 UTC on April 4, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 33.1 km (20.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles).

Activity at Ambrym volcano increased to major unrest state, Vanuatu

Activity at Ambrym volcano increased to major unrest state, Vanuatu

Activity at Ambrym volcano in Vanuatu has increased from the minor unrest state to the major unrest state on January 25, 2022. Consequently, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department (VMGD) has raised the Volcanic Alert Level from Level 1 to Level 2. New…

Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Vanuatu at 02:09 UTC on January 3, 2022, at a depth of 104 km (65 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.0 at a depth of 125 km (77 miles). The epicenter was located 110 km (68 miles) NW of Sola and 530 km (239…

Volcanic activity at Ambae increased to major unrest level, Vanuatu

Volcanic activity at Ambae increased to major unrest level, Vanuatu

The Volcanic activity on Ambae Island has now increased from minor to major unrest level in December 2021. Accordingly, the Volcanic Alert Level increased from Level 1 to Level 2 on December 27. New analyses suggest that activity at the volcano has significantly…

Increased volcanic activity at Yasur volcano, Vanuatu

Increased volcanic activity at Yasur volcano, Vanuatu

Volcanic activity at Yasur volcano, Vanuatu continues at the major unrest state with ongoing volcanic gases and ashes emissions and an increase in activity recorded on December 18, 2021. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2. The latest data analysis indicates…