Vanuatu Newswire

Vanuatu Newswire

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  1. Ambae volcano: Uncertainty surrounds future for islanders as volcanic state of emergency liftedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | ABC News

    The Vanuatu government is giving nothing away about any formal plans to repatriate evacuees from volcanic island of Ambae, after the state of emergency was called off last month. Most of the around 11,000 islanders who were ordered to leave have spent the last four months on the neighbouring islands of Santo and Maewo.

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  2. Vanuatu calls for loss and damage climate change fundRead the original story

    Thursday | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is calling for a new 'loss and damage fund' to ensure payments from those most responsible for climate change go towards those most affected by climate disasters. The Republic of Vanuatu's Foreign Minister, Ralph Regenvanu, has called on countries and international institutions to set up such a climate damages tax, given his nation's vulnerability to climate impacts.

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  3. Uniform donation makes big differenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Macarthur Advertiser

    Impoverished children in Vanuatu will have new uniforms to wear to school thanks to the generosity of the Picton Public School community. About 100 new and used uniforms were donated to Tanna Projects, a charity run by Cobbitty resident Jennelle Joseph.

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  4. Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes in Pacific near New CaledoniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | Norwalk Citizen News

    A magnitude 7.5 quake hit near New Caledonia on Dec. 5, 2018. It was felt as far away as Vanuatu, about 390 miles away.

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  5. Calls for review into tsunami warnings on Vanuatu island of AneityumRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | ABC News

    There are calls for an urgent review into authorities' natural disaster warning systems on some outlying islands of Vanuatu, to prevent future casualties. It comes following concerns that people living on the country's southernmost island of Aneityum didn't know anything about this week's tsunami threat until waves hit.

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  6. Tsunami alert lifted after strong quake in New CaledoniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | Big News Network.com

    ... said, "Tsunami waves reaching 1 to 3 metres above the tide level are possible along some coasts of New Caledonia and Vanuatu." It also warned of the possibility of waves of up to 1 metre (3 feet) along some coasts of Fiji. The agency warned that ...

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  7. Bonita Mabo 'one of the greatest matriarchs of all time' farewelled at state funeral in TownsvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | ABC News

    ... said. "She wanted recognition of the history of her South Sea Islander forebears taken from their homes in Vanuatu to work here and she'd go person to person if that's what it took to change people's minds. Dr Mabo was often asked about her work ...

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  8. .com | Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes in Pacific near New CaledoniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | News24

    ... near New Caledonia at a shallow depth, where earthquakes are generally more damaging. It was felt as far away as Vanuatu. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said tsunami waves of between 1 and 3 meters were possible along some coasts of New ...

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  9. 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of New Caledonia,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | AccuWeather.com

    ... (PTWC) warned that tsunami waves of 3-10 feet (1-3 meters) were possible along the coasts of New Caledonia and Vanuatu. The warning also stated that tsunami waves of 1-3 feet (0.3-1 meters) were possible along some coasts of Fiji, according to PTWC. ...

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  10. Vanuatu and New Caledonia assess tsunami damage after 7.5-magnitude earthquakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | ABC News

    There are reports of houses being damaged and destroyed on a remote island in Vanuatu's south, after several tsunami waves hit coastal areas yesterday afternoon, following a magnitude-7.5 earthquake . The US National Tsunami Centre said the quake struck at a depth of around 10 kilometres just after 3:00pm , about 168 kilometres east of the nearest population centre, Tadine, on New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands.

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  11. Magnitude 7.5 quake jolts Pacific near New CaledoniaRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 5 | The Standard

    ... of New Caledonia at a shallow depth, where earthquakes are generally more damaging. It was felt as far away as Vanuatu, about 630 kilometers (390 miles) away. Tsunami sirens blared across New Caledonia minutes after the quake. The Pacific Tsunami ...

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  12. Massive earthquake off New Caledonia sparks tsunami warningRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | Yahoo!

    ... reported waves measured by its monitors around the region only reached about 72 centimetres on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu. Civil defence officials in Noumea said tsunami waves hit parts of the Loyalty Islands and the Isle of Pines, but caused no ...

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  13. Powerful 7.5 quake off New Caledonia triggers tsunami but no damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... measured by its monitors around the region only reached about 72 centimetres (2.4 feet) on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu. Civil defence officials in Noumea said tsunami waves hit parts of the Loyalty Islands and the Isle of Pines, but caused no ...

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  14. Strong earthquake hits South Pacific on "Ring of Fire"Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | CBS News

    ... near New Caledonia at a shallow depth, where earthquakes are generally more damaging. It was felt as far away as Vanuatu. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves of between 3 and 10 feet were possible along some coasts of New Caledonia ...

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  15. New Caledonia hit by two powerful quakes of M7.6 and M7Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... outer islands. A 72cm-high tsunami has been observed near Lenakel, the largest town on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu, the PTWC reported. Dan McGarry, the media director at the Vanuatu Daily Post , said he heard only of three small wave surges hitting ...

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  16. Fear of blindness prompts Vanuatu sea voyage to Fred Hollows Foundation 'Outreach' clinicRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... can improve the lives of people like them. Waiting for the Herald on the ferry that has just docked in Port Vila, Vanuatu, after its overnight voyage are three Tanna Islanders who fear diabetes is taking their sight. The oldest is Morris Niliuan, ...

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  17. Battling superstition - the life of a Fred Hollows Foundation eye nurse in VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... a sight-saving machine that can improve the lives of people like them. The best part of the job of an eye nurse in Vanuatu is witnessing someone who thought they were blind forever suddenly seeing again. "These are amazing stories for people to hear ...

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  18. Urgent : Fresh 6.6 earthquake hits off New Caledonia: monitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | The Nation

    ... far it could go onshore," seismologist Spiro Spiliopoulos told AFP. Tsunami sirens were not immediately activated in Vanuatu -- or in Fiji where they tested the tsunami warning system earlier this week and some coastal communities could be brushed ...

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  19. Authorities Lift Tsunami Warning For South Pacific Islands After Massive QuakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | News 88.9 KNPR

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center posted its dire warning just minutes after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck undersea in the South Pacific: Given the temblor's location, and its shallow depth of 6 miles, Vanuatu and the French territory of New Caledonia risked being right in the cross-hairs of possible "hazardous tsunami waves." "Observations and field surveys confirm that the intensity of the tsunami is decreasing, and that it no longer poses a major risk to the population," the Directorate for Civil Protection and Risk Management of New Caledonia, or DSCGR, told local residents on Wednesday evening local time.

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  20. National Geographic's Primal Survivor star Hazen Audel reveals his top 10 most extreme placesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 22 | Daily Mail

    Flesh-eating bugs in Papua New Guinea and typhoons in Vanuatu: Nat Geo's real-life Tarzan - Primal Survivor star Hazen Audel - reveals his top 10 most extreme places National Geographic's Primal Survivor star Hazen Audel has revealed to MailOnline Travel the top ten most extreme places he's visited, with his least savoury moments including surviving on cow's blood in Kenya, fending off trench foot in Panama and battling severe typhoons in Vanuatu. The 44-year-old survival guide and biologist was born and raised in the U.S. before heading out to live with a tribe in the wilds of Ecuador at the age of 19. Scroll down to find out more about the hair-raising places he's been to since.

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