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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 4/6/2020

    04/06/2020 7:58:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/6/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Late Breaking News from Australia where its Tuesday. The child sex abuse convictions of Australia's Cardinal George Pell have been overturned.... Lack of agreement on preliminary targets to cut oil production holding up the OPEC+ nations from starting their talks... But other talks between Russia and Saudi Arabia are moving forward.... In Iraq early this morning rockets struck a facility connected with foreign oil firms operating in Iraq including the American Haliburton... There's a report that an American military officer has been killed in an ambush in northeastern Syria.... Easter is coming this Sunday and in Idaho Ammon Bundy and...
  • Prehistoric mass graves may be linked to tsunamis, new research reveals

    08/15/2018 12:07:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Phy dot org ^ | August 1, 2018 | Isabelle Dubach, University of New South Wales
    UNSW scientists have shown -- for the first time -- that a series of high-profile burial sites in the Pacific, Mediterranean and northern Scotland were likely related to catastrophic tsunamis... Honorary Professor James Goff from the PANGEA Research Centre at UNSW Sydney, who co-authored the paper, says the research provides new insights into past human-environment interactions and a new perspective on past catastrophic events... The researchers looked at coastal mass burial sites in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu as well as in Orkney and Shetland. The mass graves cover a long timeframe of human history -- they are from about...
  • Australia and New Zealand warn China against Vanuatu base

    04/12/2018 1:19:21 AM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies ^ | 4/10/18 | Rod McGuirk |
    CANBERRA, Australia — Australia and New Zealand warned China on Tuesday against building any military base in the South Pacific, following media reports that the Chinese have proposed a permanent stronghold in Vanuatu. Fairfax Media reported that China had approached the former French colony about building a permanent military presence in the South Pacific. China and Vanuatu denied the reports. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Vanuatu also assured his government that “no such request has been made” by China. “We would view with great concern the establishment of any foreign military bases in those Pacific island countries and neighbors...
  • Claims China wants Vanuatu wharf for a naval base

    04/10/2018 6:23:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Radio New Zealand ^ | 04/10/2018
    There is a furore in Australia over concerns China is aiming to make a huge wharf it has built at Luganville in Vanuatu a naval base. According to Fairfax media in Australia there have been reports that China has discussed with Vanuatu using the new 360 metre wharf at Luganville as a naval base. The wharf was built by a Chinese company funded by a soft loan from China. Don Wiseman spoke with the director of the Lowy Institute's Pacific programme, Jonathan Pryke, and began by asking him if there is any credence in the report that China is chasing...
  • Vanuatu PM decries global warming impact

    03/29/2018 9:49:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Radio New Zealand ^ | March 28, 2018
    Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai says his country is an innocent victim of climate change which he will always remind the perpetrators of global warming. Mr Salwai made the comment as he thanked the European Union's Ambassador to Vanuatu for funding the country's biggest solar power farm that has over 2000 solar panels. Without naming any particular country, the prime minister said it was those superpowers who refused to endorse the Paris climate agreement. He said he had reminded the United Nations three times of the urgent need for Pacific Islands to be compensated for their land loss due to...
  • 6.9 Earthquake - 109km W of Sola, Vanuatu

    04/06/2016 9:01:39 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 18 replies
    USGS SITE ^ | 4/6/2016 | USGS
    Note: Other earthquakes in the area today: 6.9/6.7 6.9 two days ago Seismotectonics of the Eastern Margin of the Australia Plate The eastern margin of the Australia plate is one of the most sesimically active areas of the world due to high rates of convergence between the Australia and Pacific plates. In the region of New Zealand, the 3000 km long Australia-Pacific plate boundary extends from south of Macquarie Island to the southern Kermadec Island chain. It includes an oceanic transform (the Macquarie Ridge), two oppositely verging subduction zones (Puysegur and Hikurangi), and a transpressive continental transform, the Alpine Fault...
  • New insights on origin of Polynesians

    12/28/2015 10:31:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Monday, December 28, 2015 | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
    Analysis of the oldest-known cemetery in the South Pacific may help resolve a longstanding debate over the origins and ancestry of Polynesians. Modern-day Polynesians bear strong cultural and linguistic similarities to the ancient people associated with the Lapita Culture who settled on Vanuatu more than 3,000 years ago. However, the origin of the Lapita people remains debated, with recent biological studies suggesting that the group may be of mixed ancestry with a strong contribution from Melanesian populations, who were already established on islands to the west near New Guinea. Frederique Valentin, Matthew Spriggs, and colleagues conducted morphological analyses involving craniometric...
  • Cyclone Pam leaves many of Vanuatu population homeless

    03/15/2015 2:21:00 AM PDT · by moose07 · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 March 2015 | BBC
    The President of Vanuatu, Baldwin Lonsdale, described Cyclone Pam as "a monster" Vanuatu's president has told the BBC many of his people are homeless after the "monster" cyclone that ravaged the Pacific island nation on Saturday. His voice breaking, Baldwin Lonsdale said Cyclone Pam had destroyed most buildings in the capital Port Vila, including schools and clinics. A state of emergency has been declared in the tiny state of 267,000 people, spread over 65 islands. At least eight people are reported to have been killed. However, it is feared the toll will rise sharply as rescuers reach outlying islands...
  • First deaths confirmed after Tropical Cyclone Pam roars over Vanuatu

    03/14/2015 7:18:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    , CNN ^ | Ben Brumfield and Laura Smith-Spark
    A tropical cyclone killed at least six people in Vanuatu, UNICEF said Saturday, confirming first casualties from one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall. Hardly a tree stood straight after Tropical Cyclone Pam bellowed across the Pacific island nation. Aid workers fear many more fatalities. The confirmed deaths came only from the capital, Port Vila. Only a little information has so far trickled out from areas outside the capital, but Sune Gudnitz, regional head for U.N. aid agency OCHA told CNN from Fiji, about 600 miles away, that he fears the worst.
  • Multiple Camera Drones Were Lost for This Imagery of a Volcano’s Insides

    02/24/2015 8:28:59 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/24/15 | Michael Zhang
    Explorer Sam Cossman recently employed the help of multiple drones to capture photos and footage of the Marum Crater in an active volcano on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. He ended up losing multiple drones in the process, but he left the island with spectacular images that will help provide a better understanding of the volcano and the life that exists around it.
  • 7.0 Earthquake, Vanuatu, South Pacific

    08/20/2011 1:51:04 PM PDT · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 49 replies
    USGS ^ | 8/20/11 | self
    Just happened, no associated news story.
  • Increase in Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes in the Last 24 Hours (Vanity)

    04/29/2011 8:29:46 PM PDT · by Errant · 53 replies
    USGS ^ | NA
    A significant increase in magnitude 5+ earthquakes worldwide has occurred in the last 24 hours, especially in the area around Vanuatu Islands. A similar increase in 5+ earthquakes mainly near the east coast of Honshu, Japan, occurred prior to the magnitude 9.1 earthquake and resulting tsunami. MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 22:31:59 28.838 -113.088 10.5 GULF OF CALIFORNIA MAP 5.3 2011/04/29 22:19:33 38.915 141.932 51.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN MAP 5.1 2011/04/29 20:24:35 -3.502 100.614 29.8 KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 16:00:41 -19.313 167.705 27.0 VANUATU REGION MAP 5.5 2011/04/29 13:12:46 21.182 121.980 176.7 TAIWAN REGION MAP...
  • Tsunami warning issued after strong quake in Pacific Ocean

    12/25/2010 6:29:08 PM PST · by FromLori · 7 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/25/2010
    <p>A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean's Vanuatu Islands region early Sunday, prompting a tsunami warning for the area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.</p> <p>The quake struck 135 kilometers (85 miles) west of the island of Tanna, Vanuatu and 1,740 kilometers (about 1,100 miles) off Australia's eastern coast just after midnight local time (8:16 a.m. ET).</p>
  • 7.2 quake hits South Pacific nation of Vanuatu

    05/27/2010 1:26:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 326+ views
    AP ^ | 5/27/2010
    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 rattled the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu early Friday, briefly triggering a tsunami watch for the region, officials said. There were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck just after 4 a.m. local time and was centered 300 miles (485 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Port Vila, at a depth of 22 miles (36 kilometers). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning for Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia, but canceled the alert about an hour later. The center's duty geophysicist...
  • Tsunami watch for Australia east coast

    10/07/2009 5:00:07 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies · 864+ views ^ | 8th October 2009
    THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a tsunami watch for the offshore waters of North Queensland. The BoM issued a tsunami watch for the Great Barrier Reef offshore water areas between Yeppoon and Bowen at 8.44am (AEST). The 7.8-magnitude quake hit the Santa Cruz islands in the South Pacific early today, seismologists said, and a tsunami warning has also been issued for Vanuatu and other nearby countries. BoM senior forecaster Geoff Doueal said the tsunami wasn't expected to make it past the Great Barrier Reef. "The reef pretty much kills this tsunami," he said. "So there is no real direct...
  • Tsunami warning in south Pacific

    10/07/2009 4:47:14 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 38 replies · 2,196+ views
    BBC News ^ | Oct 7, 2009
    tsunami warning has been issued for 11 nations in the south-west Pacific, including Papua New Guinea, after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake off Vanuatu.
  • 8.1 magnitude earthquake strikes northwest of Vanuatu

    10/07/2009 3:46:19 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies · 2,435+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct 7, 2009
    An 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the northwest of Santo, Vanuatu, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday. The epicenter of the quake was located 232 miles north-northwest of Santo, Vanuatu, at a depth of 20.5 miles, the agency said. There were no immediate reports of injuries...
  • Large earthquake in Vanuatu - 7.8

    10/07/2009 3:32:44 PM PDT · by The Californian · 69 replies · 3,016+ views
    Earthquake in Vanuatu - 7.8 22.03.15 UTC
  • Powerful 7.3 earthquake rattles Vanuatu

    08/01/2007 10:48:43 PM PDT · by bd476 · 23 replies · 1,709+ views
    USGS and Reuters ^ | August 2, 2007
    USGS: Magnitude 7.2 VANUATU Wednesday, August 01, 2007 at 17:08:54 UTC Earthquake Details Magnitude 7.2 Date-Time Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at 17:08:54 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 4:08:54 AM = local time at epicenter Location 15.710°S, 167.690°E Depth 147.8 km (91.8 miles) set by location program Region VANUATU Distances 65 km (40 miles) ESE of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu 235 km (145 miles) NNW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu 455 km (285 miles) NNW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu 1995 km (1240 miles) NE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia USGS Magnitude 7.2 Vanuatu Historic Seismicity CANBERRA (Reuters)...
  • 7.2 quake in Vanuatu

    08/01/2007 11:18:35 AM PDT · by BlownChevelle · 33 replies · 1,567+ views
    7.2 quake in Vanuatu: