Summary: Port Vila
[Vanuatu Island], Aug 24 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale struck Vanuatu Islands on Saturday.
Its population of 276,244 is concentrated in the capital Port Vila
on Efate Island and Luganville on Espiritu Santo.
USGS said the quake hit about 178 kilometres (110 miles) northwest of the capital Port Vila
at 2:02 am (1502 GMT Wednesday) at a depth of 179 kilometres.
Mr McGarry said he felt the quake where he is based in Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila
, as a mild shaking.
: A new Asian Development Bank's (ADB) report said efforts to support private sector development should be stepped up to boost Vanuatu's economy, with growth expected to moderate to 3.2% in 2018 and 3.0% in 2019.
The company's switched focus means a number of the existing staff in Sofia, Bulgaria and Port Vila
, Vanuatu - account managers, withdraw specialists and customer service representatives - were moved to the respective South African English-speaking departments.
, Rajab 22, 1437, Apr 29, 2016, SPA -- A magnitude 7 earthquake hit early Friday the Vanuatu archipelago, causing a tsunami warning which was soon lifted.
The 6.9-magnitude quake struck 50 miles north of the town of Port Olry and 253 miles north of Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila
, according to the US Geological Survey.
Cyclone Pam has damaged or destroyed 90 per cent of the infrastructure in Port Vila
, Vanuatu's capital and largest town, and damage to the more remote islands and communities is equally devastating.
Air Vanuatu is an international airline with its head office in Port Vila
, the capital of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, was deemed the most exposed city in the world to natural disasters--a finding reinforced by the recent devastation of that country by Cyclone Pam.
The lowest point in its diplomatic efforts dates back to 2004, when the young republic suddenly recognised Taiwan (who was willing to give the Port Vila
government $30million, three times what the Chinese were offering).