Series of strong earthquakes hit off the coast of Port Vila, Vanuatu

Series of strong earthquakes hit off the coast of Port Vila, Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit off the coast of Port Vila, Vanuatu at 00:49 UTC on February 16, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The quake was preceded by…

Category 2 Tropical Cyclone “Lucas” affecting Vanuatu and New Caledonia

Category 2 Tropical Cyclone “Lucas” affecting Vanuatu and New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Lucas" formed over the Coral Sea on February 1, 2021, as the 5th named storm of the 2020/21 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season. The storm moved into the basin from the Australian region as a Category 2 tropical cyclone, to the northwest…

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Vanuatu at 06:48 UTC on January 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 160 km (99 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 162 km (100 miles). The epicenter was located 47.4 km (29.5 miles) E of…

M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Isangel, Vanuatu

M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Isangel, Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of Isangel, Vanuatu at 05:01 UTC on January 8, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 117 km (72 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 120 km (75 miles). The epicenter was located 147 km…

Another shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Another shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Vanuatu at 06:12 UTC (17:12 LT) on September 7, 2020, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). The epicenter was located 74 km (46 miles) NNE of…

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Vanuatu at 02:59 UTC (13:59 LT) on September 6, 2020, at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 102 km (63 miles) NW of Port-Vila…

Deep M6.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Ambrym, Vanuatu

Deep M6.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Ambrym, Vanuatu

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit near the coast of Ambrym, Vanuatu at 12:05 UTC (23:05 LT) on August 5, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 174 km (108 miles). The EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 181 km (112 miles). The…

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Vanuatu at 07:09 UTC on May 27, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 80 km (49 miles) NW of Port-Vila and 126 km (78 miles) SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu….