Geological Survey, the quake struck 335 kilometers (207 miles) north of the capital, Port Vila
Putting a halt on her job, which involves work as a self employed community worker, she will catch a plane to the nation's capital Port Vila
on the island of Efate on September 26 where she will begin one month of volunteering with not-for-profit relief organisation, Volunteer Vanuatu.
Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) said it has signed a long term lease agreement with Air Vanuatu, an international airline based in Port Vila
, Vanuatu, for one new Boeing 737-800.
The airline flies to Port Vila
, Vanuatu and has been providing support in the wake of Cyclone Pam.
ANZ branches were affected by the cyclone, but the bank continues to offer limited banking services from a disaster recovery site in Port Vila
, as well as the Luganville branch on Vanuatu's northern island of Espiritu Santo.
An RAF C-17 at Bauerfield International Airport in Port Vila
, Vanuatu delivering UK aid after the country was <Bbattered by Cyclone Pam Sgt Neil Bryden RAF/MOD Crown Co
Tanna Island is about 230 km to the south of Port Vila
and early aerial surveillance shows a large number of buildings have been completely or partly destroyed by Cyclone Pam," McCully said in a statement.
A witness on the island of 29,000 people, around 200km south of Vanuatu's capital Port Vila
, said while damage was extensive it appeared most of the population had survived by sheltering in schools, churches and other sturdy buildings.
Pam took everything," said Philemon Mansale, the head of a large family from Mele village outside the capital Port Vila
on the main island of Efate.
We want to avoid creating a bottleneck in Port Vila
, so we very quickly need to work out a plan for getting things out," Gudnitz said, referring to the Vanuatu capital.
James took shelter in a friend's concrete house in the country's capital Port Vila
during the fivehour storm, but says many others did not have such a sturdy shelter.
Samuel, only his first name given, kicks a ball through the ruins of their family home as his father, Phillip, at back, picks |through the debris in Port Vila
, Vanuatu, in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam yesterday