This is rather disturbing news on many levels. Firstly, the only news i can find is along the lines of “A very strong earthquake has hit Vanautu, but Hawaii should be ok.” This seems typical of most of the worlds media today. I read a single report of “no local casualties reported so far” so this is at least good news.
The locals in Santo are, from what ive seen personally, generally unable to withstand an economic downturn. Maybe Alan Power will support the locals, as he is often found doing.
I have been diving with Alan Power dive tours a few times over the years and hope that one day I can go back.