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MAGNITUDE 5.9 VANUATU #earthquake #Vanuatu

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Depth: 99 km

Distances: 17.837°S 168.224°E

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MAGNITUDE 6.1 VANUATU #earthquake #vanuatu

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Depth: 197 km

Distances: 528 km N of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 36,000 / local time: 14:13:47.2 2020-03-18

267 km N of Luganville, Vanuatu / pop: 13,400 / local time: 14:13:47.2 2020-03-18
99 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu / pop: 1,200 / local time: 14:13:47.2 2020-03-18

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 509 km N of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 36,000 / local time: 14:10:06.7 2017-04-17
240 km N of Luganville, Vanuatu / pop: 13,400 / local time: 14:10:06.7 2017-04-17
105 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu / pop: 1,200 / local time: 14:10:06.7 2017-04-17
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Depth: 20 km

Distances: 517 km N of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 36,000 / local time: 13:21:34.4 2017-04-17
246 km N of Luganville, Vanuatu / pop: 13,400 / local time: 13:21:34.4 2017-04-17
121 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu / pop: 1,200 / local time: 13:21:34.4 2017-04-17
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Depth: 257 km

Distances: 189 km SE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 36,000 / local time: 09:17:43.3 2017-04-06
71 km NE of Isangel, Vanuatu / pop: 1,500 / local time: 09:17:43.3 2017-04-06

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Depth: 134 km

Distances: 395 km E of Nouméa, New Caledonia / pop: 93,100 / local time: 23:36:44.0 2017-03-14
174 km SE of Isangel, Vanuatu / pop: 1,500 / local time: 23:36:44.0 2017-03-14

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Depth: 70 km

Distances: 487 km N of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 35,901 / local time: 10:49:02.5 2015-07-18
220 km N of Luganville / pop: 13,397 / local time: 10:49:00.0 2015-07-18
87 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu / pop: 1,171 / local time: 10:49:02.5 2015-07-18

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Depth: 30 km

Distances: 404 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 35,901 / local time: 09:16:36.5 2015-05-07
133 km N of Luganville / pop: 13,397 / local time: 09:16:00.0 2015-05-07
78 km N of Port-Olry, Vanuatu / pop: 1,951 / local time: 09:16:36.5 2015-05-07

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Cyclone Pam reaches New Zealand

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New Zealand is braced for a stormy night at its northern and eastern extremities as Cyclone Pam passes by with reduced fury.
Powerco, New Zealand’s second-largest power company, has fixed some outages on the Coromandel peninsula and schools are already saying they won’t be open tomorrow.
The official death toll stands at six people, although the United Nations says there are unconfirmed reports of 44 people killed in just one Vanuatu province.
Dozens of people are feared dead after Cyclone Pam slammed into Vanuatu on Friday and a state of emergency has been declared.
In New Zealand, the fire service has moved crews to coastal areas expected to be affected by the now category four storm and at 8pm today they had nothing to report.
Southeast winds have built off the east coast of Northland and Auckland, MetService said.
Winds in Hauraki Gulf are gusting 110km/h and in Kaeo they’re nudging 117km/h.
The north-east coast of Auckland and the Great Barrier Island will be hit by severe weather this evening, Auckland Council civil defence controller Clive Manley says.
“Areas north of Whangaparaoa and Great Barrier have a good chance of river and stream flooding, strong winds, large swells, waves and coastal erosion,” he said.
An Eagles concert in Auckland today is being held early at 6pm and organisers of other events shut them down early.
Horses already in Napier for next week’s Horse of the Year Show are being moved to safety and competitors are being urged to delay travel to the nation’s largest equestrian event.
Some people are self-evacuating in the Gisborne area, media report.
Weatherwatch.co.nz says the eye of the storm is going to track far enough east to avoid causing major damage to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.
“The main concern is still for East Cape, eastern Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and northern Hawke’s Bay which likely to be walloped by potentially destructive winds on Monday,” the forecaster said.
“The advice that I have is that this is not of the strength that has hit Vanuatu,” Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye told Q+A today.
“But it’s going to be a severe storm and people need to be prepared for that,” she said.
Cyclone Pam is expected to be 420km north of East Cape at about midnight.
“A high sea warning with hurricane force wind is in force with this system, which also brings torrential rain, unusually heavy swells and very large waves,” MetService said.
Courtesy of 3 News

Category 5 Cyclone Pam To Strike Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Pam
PHOTO: A map issued on March 11, 2015 shows the predicted path of Cyclone Pam as it heads between Vanuatu and Fiji. (Vanuatu Meteorology Department)
The Vanuatu Meteorological Service has issued a second weather warning to parts of the country’s north with Tropical Cyclone Pam predicted to intensify into a category five storm by Friday.
Renewed wind warnings were issued to the provinces of Torba, Sanma, Malampa and Penama as the severe cyclone, currently rated a category three storm, passes between Vanuatu and Fiji. The storm is predicted to increase into a category four system tonight.
The service predicted gale-force winds for the southern part of Vanuatu including Port Vila would start from 11:00pm (local time) tonight.
Senior forecaster for the service, Allan Ravai, said winds of up to 90 kilometres per hour were expected within the next 24 hours as the system moved south at a speed of 10 kilometres per hour.
“We still advise people of the damaging winds and very rough seas with heavy swells, mainly for the northern provinces,” Mr Ravai told the ABC’s Pacific Beat program.
He said heavy rain and flooding was also expected in Vanuatu’s north, including coastal flooding.
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Mr Ravai said the cyclone is predicted to become a category five system on Friday when it is 120 kilometres east of the country’s central island.
Australian Bureau of Meteorology national operations centre head Andrew Tupper said Pacific nations were on high alert.
“This is actually the most significant cyclone of all in terms of its size, which is very large, and its intensity,” Mr Tupper said.
“It’s forecast to thread the needle between Vanuatu and Fiji as it moves south, but probably a little bit too close to Vanuatu for anybody’s liking.”
UNICEF Pacific said it would meet with Vanuatu’s national disaster management team on Wednesday to discuss cyclone preparations.
A heavy rain and gale wind warning is also in place for Fiji. Shipping vessels have been ordered to stay in port, while residents in Fiji have been urged not to head out to sea this week.
Residents in the eastern parts of Solomon Islands have also been told to expect heavy rain, gale-force winds and high seas.
Meanwhile, Queensland coastal communities are preparing for Cyclone Nathan which is located off the state’s far north coast.
Although close, the two systems are not expected to merge.
Courtesy of ABC Net