Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu region at intermediate depth

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu region at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Vanuatu region at 03:13 UTC on March 18, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 178.8 km (111 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 196 km (121 miles). This is the second M6+ earthquake after M6.0…

Tropical Cyclone “Uesi” strengthening near New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone “Uesi” strengthening near New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Uesi" formed on February 9, 2020, about 340 km (210 miles) west of Sanma, Vanuatu as the 4th named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific cyclone season. The cyclone is expected to continue strengthening as it moves close to New Caledonia…

M6.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu at intermediate depth

M6.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Vanuatu at 02:52 UTC on October 21, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 226 km (140 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 237 km (147 miles). The epicenter was located 58 km (36 miles) NNE of Isangel…

Ambrym volcano Alert Level lowered from Level 2 to Level 1, Vanuatu

Ambrym volcano Alert Level lowered from Level 2 to Level 1, Vanuatu

Observations and data from February 2019 to present show that activity at Ambrym volcano has declined and conditions become stable, thus we now recognize the level of volcanic activity as minor unrest, Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) said. There…

M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu at intermediate depth

M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Vanuatu at 15:51 UTC on August 24, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 114.7 km (71.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 123 km (76.4 miles). The epicenter was located 63.8 km…