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Belching Vanuatu volcano may blow, forces 7,000 to flee

September 27, 2017 9:30 pm
Belching Vanuatu volcano may blow, forces 7,000 to flee

This September 26, 2017 photo provided by the New Zealand Defense Force, shows huge columns of smoke, ash and volcanic rocks billowing from the crater of an erupting volcano on Vanuatu’s Ambae Island. (Via AP) A rumbling, belching volcano that’s threatening to blow had forced more than 7,000 people to […]

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Six men jailed for leading mob to lodge of New Zealander in Vanuatu

June 19, 2016 5:30 am
Six men jailed for leading mob to lodge of New Zealander in Vanuatu

Ned Lowe was charged with murder after a drunken fight with another man over a girl. Photo / Supplied Six men have been jailed after leading a 100-strong mob armed with weapons to a lodge owned by a New Zealander in Vanuatu. The group turned up at Tanna Lodge, owned […]

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Vanuatu shaken by strong earthquake

April 6, 2016 7:30 pm
Vanuatu shaken by strong earthquake

The magniture-6.9 quake struck around 100kms west of the village of Sola. Photo / iStock A strong earthquake has rattled the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, but there was no tsunami threat and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.9 […]

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Earthquake strikes near Vanuatu

April 3, 2016 6:03 pm
Earthquake strikes near Vanuatu

The earthquake was centered about 81km northwest of Port-Olry. Photo / File Kiwis living in Vanuatu have described feeling a “strong but not severe” earthquake – but say there is no immediate reports of injury or damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said tsunami waves were possible for coasts within […]

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New Zealand teenager acquitted of Vanuatu murder

March 20, 2016 9:00 am
New Zealand teenager acquitted of Vanuatu murder

The father of a New Zealand teenager accused of murder in Vanuatu says the family is trying to move on after a Supreme Court ruling in the teen’s favour. Ned Lowe, 18, was charged with the intentional homicide of his friend Roger Kamisak, 18, on Tanna Island in July 2015. […]

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Vanuatu

December 20, 2012 1:08 pm

Vanuatu, independent republic consisting of more than 80 islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, located about 5,600 km (about 3,500 mi) southwest of Hawaii and about 2,400 km (about 1,500 mi) northeast of Australia. From the late 19th century until independence in 1980, Vanuatu (then called the New Hebrides) was governed jointly […]

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