Brief eruption at Ambae volcano, Vanuatu

Brief eruption at Ambae volcano, Vanuatu

Volcanic explosions were recorded at Vanuatu's Ambae volcano at 07:32 UTC (18:32 LT) on October 30, 2018. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2 and danger to direct safety to life for visitors and communities remains at 2 km (1.2 miles) radius around the…

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Vanuatu at 22:32 UTC on August 21, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 13.4 km (8.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was…

Ambae volcano ejects ash up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) a.s.l., Vanuatu

Ambae volcano ejects ash up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) a.s.l., Vanuatu

A strong eruption occurred at Vanuatu's Ambae volcano at 03:30 UTC on July 16, 2018. The eruption ejected ash up to 9.1 km (33 000 feet) above sea level. This activity is consistent with the Volcanic Alert Level 2, the Vanuatu Meteorological and Geohazards…

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 near Isangel, Vanuatu at 09:46 UTC on July 13, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 169.2 km (105 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.2 at a depth of 167 km (103.7 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was…

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.2 hit Vanuatu at 21:13 UTC on June 21, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 36 km (22.3 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 21.8 km (13.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth…

Tropical low between Vanuatu and Fiji dropping heavy rain

Tropical low between Vanuatu and Fiji dropping heavy rain

A new tropical cyclone, currently designated Invest Area 91P, is brewing between Vanuatu and Fiji while dropping heavy rain over parts of Vanuatu. The system is currently almost stationary NE of Vanuatu and expected to start moving toward Fiji. At 06:00 UTC (17:00…

Village near Ambae volcano faces relocation after flash flood, Vanuatu

Village near Ambae volcano faces relocation after flash flood, Vanuatu

A flash flood struck a village on the island of Ambae, Vanuatu, destroying about 30 houses and affecting more than 100 people on March 31, 2018. Almost all the houses in the village were destroyed, leaving behind remains of a few concrete buildings. The Vanuatu…