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Gaua volcano alert level raised, major unrest reported

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) raised the Volcanic Alert Level of Gaua volcano from Level 1 to Level 2 on January 31, 2018. The decision restricts visitors from approaching the volcanic cone. A long period of dormancy of this volcano ended...

January 31, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Fehi" forms near New Caledonia, heading toward New Zealand

Tropical Cyclone "Fehi" formed late Sunday, January 28, 2018 (UTC) just west of New Caledonia as the first named storm of the 2017/18 South Pacific tropical cyclone season. Fehi is expected to produce heavy rain over New Caledonia and the Vanuatu group...

January 29, 2018

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Eruptive activity at Ambae volcano continues at major unrest state, Vanuatu

The volcanic activity at Aoba (Ambae) volcano in Vanuatu continues at major unrest state and the Alert Level continues at Level 2, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department said in a special bulletin No1 issued January 29, 2018. The current eruption is...

January 29, 2018

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Ambae volcano hazards ahead of rainy season, Vanuatu

Eruptive activity at Aoba volcano, also known as Ambae, is continuing in the minor eruption state and the Alert Level for the volcano remains at Level 3, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department reported today and warned about hazards around the volcano...

November 02, 2017

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Volcanic activity at Ambrym continues at minor levels, alert level remains at 3

The volcanic activity at Ambrym is continuing at the level of minor eruption state and its Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 3, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) reported on October 13, 2017. The volcanic activity is highly likely to go...

October 13, 2017

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Eruptive activity at Ambae remains stable, Alert Level lowered to 3

The eruptive activity remains stable at Ambae (Aoba) volcano in Vanuatu and the Alert Level was lowered to Level 3 from Level 4 on October 6, 2017, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) reported 04:11 UTC (15:11 local time) today. The volcanic...

October 06, 2017

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Over 8 000 people evacuated around Aoba (Ambae) volcano, Vanuatu

More than 8 000 people living near Aoba (Ambae) volcano in Vanuatu were forced to evacuate over the past several days due to increase in volcanic activity. The Vanuatu Government’s Council of Ministers has declared the State of Emergency on Ambae island on...

September 26, 2017

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Alert level for Aoba (Ambae) volcano raised to second highest, Vanuatu

The Alert Level for Aoba volcano, also known as Ambae, was raised to the second highest (4 of 5) on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The activity at the volcano gradually intensified over the past couple of weeks and continues to intensify. The activity forced...

September 23, 2017

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Strong and deep M6.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Vanuatu at 20:09 UTC on September 20, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 200.2 km (125 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 204 km (126 miles). According to the USGS, the...

September 20, 2017

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Alert level for Aoba (Ambae) volcano raised, Vanuatu

Volcanic activity at Aoba volcano, also known as Ambae, continues to increase, the Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory (VGO) reported September 6, 2017, and raised the Volcanic Alert Level for the volcano from Level 2 to Level 3 (on a scale of 0 - 4). This means that the...

September 07, 2017

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Very strong M6.8 earthquake hits Vanuatu at intermediate depth

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit Vanuatu at 13:52 UTC on May 9, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 179 km (111 miles). After M6.4 in Japan's Ryukyu Islands, this is the second M6+ earthquake today. According to the USGS, the...

May 09, 2017

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Donna becomes strongest May cyclone ever to hit southern hemisphere

During the afternoon UTC hours of May 7, 2017, Tropical Cyclone "Donna" became the strongest May cyclone ever to hit the southern hemisphere. Donna peaked at 118.7 knots (220 km/h / 136 mph) at 19:32 UTC on May 7, before it started weakening. Vanuatu...

May 08, 2017

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Severe Tropical Cyclone "Donna" swirling near Vanuatu

Forecast track for Tropical Cyclone "Donna" has changed and the cyclone is now expected to pass between Vanuatu and New Caledonia over the coming days. Forecast models are still in disagreement but it seems Vanuatu might be spared of a direct hit....

May 05, 2017

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Off-season, very dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Donna" heading toward Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone "Donna" (18P) formed northeast of Vanuatu on May 3, 2017, 3 days after the official end of the 2016/17 South Pacific Cyclone Season. Donna is expected to rapidly intensify over the next 24 hours to Category 3 or 4 cyclone on the...

May 03, 2017

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Tropical Cyclone 16P (Cook) wreaking havoc on Vanuatu, heading toward New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone 16P, soon to be named Cook, is wreaking havoc on Vanuatu today, April 8, 2017. The cyclone is expected to intensify over the coming days on its way to New Caledonia. It comes at the end of the official cyclone season, which runs from November to...

April 08, 2017


Severe Tropical Cyclone "Pam" devastates Vanuatu, dozens feared dead in one of region's worst weather disasters

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Pam" was a massive and destructive Category 5 storm packing sustained winds of about 270 km/h (167 mph) and wind gusts of 320 km/h (198 mph) when it hit Vanuatu on Friday, March 13, 2015.The storm changed course at the last minute and

March 14, 2015


Severe Tropical Cyclone "Pam" triggers red alerts in Vanuatu

At 02:00 UTC on March 12, Severe Tropical Cyclone "Pam" (Category 4) was located about 950 km (590 miles) Northwest of Nadi, Fiji, RSMC Nadi Tropical Cyclone Center said. It had a central pressure of 935 hPa and average wind speeds of 185 km/h (114.9 mph) clos

March 12, 2015

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Very strong and deep M6.8 earthquake hits off Vanuatu

A very strong and deep M6.8 earthquake was registered off the Pacific island of Vanuatu at 03:47 UTC on January 23, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 218.5 km (135.7 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 201 km (124 miles).According to USGS, epicen

January 23, 2015

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Flash flood wipes out Puarante village, Vanuatu

On March 10/11, Tropical Cyclone Lusi struck the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu causing flooding, destroying houses and crops and causing one reported death. The Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office issued cyclone warnings for Torba (population 9,359),

March 21, 2014

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Deep earthquake M 6.3 registered east of Vanuatu

Deep earthuqake registered as M 6.3 (USGS) struck east of Vanuatu on March 5, 2014 at 09:56 UTC. USGS reported depth of 636.8 km (396.7 miles), EMSC is reporting M 6.3 at depth of 648 km. Epicenter was located at sea, 262 km (163 miles) ESE of Sola and 368

March 05, 2014

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Strong earthquake M6.5 struck close to Port-Olry and Luganville, Vanuatu

A strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.5 struck Vanuatu on February 7, 2014 at 08:40 UTC (19:40 local time). According to USGS, the depth of the earthquake was 111.2 km (69.1 miles); EMSC is reporting depth of 115 km. Epicenter was

February 07, 2014

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M 6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck 48 km (30 miles) ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu at 07:07 UTC on July 26, 2013. The epicenter was located at coordinates 15.360°S 167.586°E -  274km (170 miles) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu and 615km (382mi) N

July 26, 2013

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Steam plume observed at Gaua volcano, Vanuatu

Gaua, also known as Santa Maria Island, is part of the Vanuatu Archipelago, a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Just 20 kilometers (12 miles) in diameter, Gaua Island is actually the exposed upper cone and summit of

June 17, 2013

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Shallow M 6.1 earthquake struck Vanuatu

Strong and shallow earthquake measuring M 6.1 struck island nation Vanuatu on February 28, 2013 at 03:09 UTC. The epicenter was located 104 km (64 miles) W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu and 248 km (154 miles) S of Luganville, Vanuatu at coordinates 17.771°S, 167.341°E.

February 28, 2013

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6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu

An earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.8 struck Vanuatu on December 21, 2012 at 22:28 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 63 km (39 miles) SSW of Sola, Vanuatu and 388 km (241 miles) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu at coordinates 14.382°S, 167.260°E. Recorded

December 21, 2012


Ambrym’s twin lava lakes captured by satellite

Vanuatu’s Ambrym volcano with its roiling pools of lava glow a deep orange, spewing fountains of lava and seemingly endless plumes of steam and gas. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite

December 19, 2012

Damage after Evan strike Samoa

Tropical Cyclone Evan leaves Samoa - heads toward Fiji and Vanuatu

Evan peaked with wind speeds of 110 km/h (nearly 70 mph), causing major damage in the Samoan capital of Apia and leaving three people dead and seven missing. Evan left about 3 000 people in shelters. The system is expected to slowly strengthen before it affects Fiji...

December 15, 2012


6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Vanuatu

6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Vanuatu at 00:54 UTC on December 2, 2012 according to USGS and EMSC. Epicenter was located 101 km (62 miles) SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu and 108 km (67 miles) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu at coordinates 17.012°S, 167.626°E. Recorded

December 02, 2012


Magnitude 6.6 earthquake near Vanuatu

Strong earthquake M 6.6 hit Vanuatu on October 20, 2012 at 23:00:32 UTC. Epicenter was located  226 km (140 miles) NNW (345°) from Santo (Luganville) and 499 km (310 miles) NNW (338°) from PORT-VILA, Vanuatu (13.572°S, 166.594°E) at depth of 35.4 km (22.0

October 20, 2012

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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake near Vanuatu

Deep magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck area of Vanuatu on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 02:28 UTC. The epicenter was located 46 km (28 miles) north-northeast of Port-Olry. Epicenter was registered at depth of 162.7 km (101 miles). Considering the depth, this earthquake was not

July 06, 2012

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Strong earthquake magnitude 6.5 occurred at Vanuatu

Strong and shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.5 struck Vanuatu on April 14, 2012 at 22:05 UTC. The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) NW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu (18.998°S, 168.771°E). Recorded depth was 8.7 km (5.4 miles).No tsunami warning was

April 15, 2012

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Very strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Vanuatu

Very strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7, reported by USGS, hit Vanuatu on Friday, March 09, 2012 at 07:09:54 UTC. First reported magnitude was 7,1, later downgraded to 6,7. So far there are no reports on damage. Reported depth is 36.8 km (22.9 miles). The nearest

March 09, 2012

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake near Isangel, Vanuatu

An earthquakes continue to shake vanuatu archipelago. Magnitude 6.1 occur at 00:15:40 UTC, located 77 km (47 miles) northwest of Isangel, Tanna, 147 km (91 miles) southeast of Port-Vila, Efate, Vanuatu and 309 km (192 miles) NNE of Tadine, Loyalty Islands

February 05, 2012

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Swarm of earthquakes hit Vanuatu region

Swarm of earthquakes hit Vanuatu archipelago from the start of February. Magnitude 5.1 occur on Jan 31 at depth of 172.5 km (107.2 miles). Yesterday strong earthquake measuring 7.1 magnitude occurs at depth of 23.1 km (14.4 miles). There were no tsunami warnings

February 03, 2012

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Strong earthquakes hit Vanuatu with strongest reaching M 6.9

Several strong earthquakes was reported today in Vanuatu, east of Australia. The strongest reported so far was magnitude 6.9 with epicentre 124 km west of Port-Vila and depth of 10.1 km at 13:34 UTC, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. There was no damage reported. The Global

February 02, 2012

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Volcanic activity at Ambrym and Yasur volcanoes at Vanuatu

The emerald green islands of Vanuatu were marked by volcanic activity December 27, 2011. Large thermal anomalies were created by the expulsion of lava and hot volcanic gas from erupting volcanos. A wide volcanic plume can be seen blowing from the Ambrym volcano

January 08, 2012


Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Vanuatu

A shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the South Pacific island of Vanuatu on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning issued. The quake struck 63 km (39 miles) SW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu, 212 km (131 miles) NW

September 11, 2011


Unusually strong seismic activity in first days of September

 16 earthquakes magnitude 5+ (Japan, Panama, South Africa, Kuril Islands, Chile, South Sandwich Islands, Fox Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Indonesia, Scotia Sea)7 earthquakes magnitude 6+ (Sumatra, Tonga, Vanuatu, South Sandwich Islands, Fox Islands,

September 05, 2011

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Aftershock - magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake, an aftershiock of 7.1, struck 73 km (46 miles) NW (305°) from Isangel and 162 km (100 miles) SSE (165°) from PORT-VILA, Vanuatu (19.156°S, 168.696°E)  at depth of 59.4 km (36.9 miles). No tsunami message has been published by NOAA or

September 05, 2011


Earthquake 7.0 hits Vanuatu

Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits near Anatom island, 125 km (78 miles) SSE (159°) from Isangel, Vanuatua, 215 km (134 miles) ENE (61°) from Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (20.585°S, 169.696°E) on depth of 132.4 km (82.3 miles) according to USGS. A

September 03, 2011