The pacific nation is feeling the impacts of several storms as a large earthquake hits Fiji.

Vanuatu has declared a state of emergency so they can support recovery and assess the damage from Tropical Cyclone Judy. They then were hit with a 6.5 magnitude earthquake and a new Tropical Cyclone, Kevin is bearing down.

Significant pounding waves were washing ships to shore. The Local media reported a search was under way for missing passengers, including children, who were travelling from Honiara to Central Province by boat. Heavy rain is expected and flash flooding over the weekend and into early next week.

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