Small Pacific island states could be hit by more tropical cyclones during future El Nino weather patterns due to climate change, scientists said on Tuesday.

An earthquake measuring magnitude 6.0 struck about 73 km (45 miles) southeast of the tiny Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey reported.

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the South Pacific island of Vanuatu on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

HONG KONG, 6.29 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted 75km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu at 22:46:47 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck on Monday about 83 kms (51.57 miles) southwest of the town of Isangel in the South Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu, the United States Geological Survey said.

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

WELLINGTON, June 7 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand will help Pacific island peoples adapt their homelands to climate change and rising sea-levels as many are unwilling to leave their homes, Climate Change

The South Pacific island of Vanuatu plans to generate all its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Ham Lini told Radio New Zealand.

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 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) reports.

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