Cyclone Pam Threatens Vanuatu, May Strengthen to Category 5 in South Pacific
By Jon Erdman, Mar 11

Cyclone Pam is intensifying in the South Pacific Ocean east of the Solomon Islands and poses a danger to the island chain of Vanuatu.

The cyclone could reach Category 5 intensity soon.

As of early Thursday morning, local time (15 hours ahead of U.S Eastern Daylight Time) Pam had strengthened to a Category 4 equivalent tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds estimated at 130 mph, about 740 miles northwest of Fiji, according to the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center....

This event has a total of 9 person records.