Pacific Ocean

  • Fisherman survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean by drinking turtle blood 04-02-2014 11:12 AM

    A fisherman thought to be from El Salvador who washed ashore on the Marshall Islands said he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean, drinking turtle blood and catching fish and birds with his bare hands. Jose Salvador Albarengo, 37, told officials he set sail on a...
  • Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant operator says another tank leaked toxic water 03-10-2013 01:09 PM

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday another tank holding highly contaminated water overflowed, probably sending the liquid into the Pacific Ocean, in the second such breach in less than two months. Recent site mishaps have returned Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco, to the spotlight,...
  • Two Royal Canadian Navy warships collide in Pacific 01-09-2013 03:30 AM

    Two Royal Canadian Navy warships collided in Pacific Ocean while conducting manoeuvres, an official release said on Saturday, adding there were no casualties. HMCS Algonquin and HMCS Protecteur collided on Friday en route to Hawaii, Xinhua reported citing a press release from Canada's department of national defence. Both warships ships...
  • Beaked whale, world's rarest, spotted in Pacific Ocean 06-11-2012 10:19 AM

    Wellington: The world's rarest whale species - the spade-toothed beaked whale has been spotted for the first time by scientists of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean. "This is the first time a spade-toothed beaked whale has been seen as a complete specimen, and we were lucky enough to find...
  • Lunar eclipse leaves enthusiasts spellbound 10-12-2011 09:12 PM

    New Delhi: This year's last total lunar eclipse on Saturday presented a celestial spectacle for people all over the country, including those in the national capital, in the pre-dusk hours. In a clear sky over the national capital, the full moon slowly slipped into the earth's darker shadow starting just...
  • Longest lunar eclipse on Saturday 10-12-2011 11:35 AM

    Hyderabad: There will be a total lunar eclipse on Saturday which will last for 52 minutes. It will be the longest till 2018, according to the Planetary Society, India. India is the best place to watch the eclipse as it will be visible from various parts of the country in...
  • US Army tests hypersonic weapon over the Pacific 18-11-2011 04:57 PM

    Honolulu: The US Army on Thursday conducted its first flight test of a new weapon capable of traveling five times the speed of sound. The Army launched the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon from the military's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai at about 1:30 am. The weapon's "glide vehicle" reached Kwajalein...
  • NASA's dead satellite falls over Pacific area 24-09-2011 03:07 PM

    Washington: NASA's dead six-ton satellite fell to Earth early on Saturday morning, starting its fiery death plunge somewhere over the vast Pacific Ocean. Details were still sketchy, but the US Air Force's Joint Space Operations Center and NASA say that the bus-sized satellite first penetrated Earth's atmosphere somewhere over the...
  • Strong earthquake jolts northeastern Japan 23-07-2011 12:32 PM

    Tokyo: Japan's Meteorological Agency said a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 on Saturday jolted northeastern Japan, the same region devastated by March's massive quake and tsunami. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake, and no tsunami warning was issued. The quake was...
  • Major earthquakes strike Pacific off Alaska 24-06-2011 10:26 AM

    Washington: A major earthquake of 7.4 magnitude hit the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, 107 miles (172 km) east of Atka, Alaska, at a depth of about 25 miles (40 km),and a tsunami warning was in effect for parts of coastal Alaska, warning agencies said. A second quake of magnitude 7.2...
  • Japan tsunami grazes Americas but impact light 12-03-2011 04:45 PM

    San Francisco/Santiago: Tsunamis triggered by Japan's devastating earthquake that prompted thousands to flee the Pacific coast of North and South America caused flooding as far away as Chile on Saturday, but damage was limited. The tsunami lost much of its energy as it moved thousands of miles (km) across the...
  • Western US coast sustains damage from tsunami 12-03-2011 08:42 AM

    California The warnings traveled quickly across the Pacific in the middle of the night as a 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan spawned a deadly tsunami, and it was racing east on Friday as fast as a jetliner. Sirens blared in Hawaii. The West Coast pulled back from the shoreline, fearing the...
  • Hawaii orders evacuations after tsunami threat 11-03-2011 04:05 PM

    Honolulu: Hawaii ordered evacuations from coastal areas due to the threat of a tidal wave set off by Friday's earthquake in Japan as a tsunami warning was extended to the whole of the Pacific basin, except mainland United States and Canada. Authorities also ordered evacuation from low-lying areas on the...