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Teams of aid workers and government officials carrying medical and sanitation supplies, water, food, and shelter equipment managed to land in Vanuatu's outer islands on Tuesday.
Baldwin Lonsdale said six people were confirmed dead and 30 injured from the huge storm, which he said destroyed or damaged 90 percent of the buildings in the capital alone.
The Pacific island nation saw virtually every non-concrete building flattened on some islands. While the confirmed dead are currently at 8, local officials said that number is certain to rise in the coming hours.
Power remained out across Vanuatu on Saturday and people on many of the outer islands had no access to running water. New Zealand braces for Cyclone Pam's arrival.
The Category 5 cyclone had average wind speeds of 250 kph to 270 kph, with gusts up to 340 kph, according to UN officials.
The magnitude-6.1 quake struck Thursday afternoon. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami warning.
Vanuatu tsunami fears following a powerful earthquake panicked residents on Tuesday. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported a 9-inch wave.