This year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) was supposed to have been held in our home country of Vanuatu, deep in the South Pacific.

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Many nations have become less vulnerable to natural disasters ranging from cyclones to earthquakes because of improved preparedness, but Pacific island states remain most

Japan is well-equipped to cope with natural hazards but faces a far greater risk from disasters than other developed nations due to its high exposure to earthquakes and floods, a U.N.

TWO earthquakes occurred at a shallow depth in the Tonga and New Caledonia regions this morning.

HONG KONG, June 6 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted 202 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga at 22:33:52 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude struck 572 kilometres (355 miles) beneath the earth's surface on Friday about 340 kilometres west of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga, the Unit

The destruction caused by tropical cyclone (TC) Pam in March 2015 is considered one of the worst natural disasters in the history of Vanuatu. It has highlighted the need for a better understanding of TC impacts and adaptation in the Southwest Pacific (SWP) region. Therefore, the key aims of this study are to (i) understand local perceptions of TC activity, (ii) investigate impacts of TC activity and (iii) uncover adaptation strategies used to offset the impacts of TCs.

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Polynesian kingdom of Tonga Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tonga has confirmed two zika cases and there are at least 259 suspected cases of zika virus in the Pacific island kingdom, local media reported Thursday.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck east-northeast of the capital of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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