22 Sep 2009

France helps restore Vanuatu seismic station

3:16 pm on 22 September 2009

The French government has signed a deal with a New Caledonian institute to build a new seismic station in the Vanuatu capital, Port Vila, to replace the one burnt down in 2007.

The deal, worth nearly 50,000 US dollars, was signed by the French ambassador to Vanuatu and the director of the Noumea-based IRD institute.

Information about seismic activity has been provided from Hawaii since the 2007 fire which also destroyed Port Vila's old court house.