SOLOMON ISLANDS

  • 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea April 19, 2014

    Sydney: A powerful earthquake struck off the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The magnitude-7.5 earthquake was located 75 kilometers (47 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island, according to the US Geological Survey. It...
  • Tsunami hits Solomon Islands, many feared dead February 6, 2013

    Sydney: A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami of up to 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) that damaged dozens of homes and likely killed several people in the South Pacific island chain on Wednesday. Authorities canceled warnings for tsunamis on more distant coasts. Solomons officials reported two 1.5meter...
  • Tsunami measuring 0.9 metres hits Solomon Islands February 6, 2013

    Sydney: A small tsunami hit the Solomon Islands on Wednesday after a major 8.0 magnitude undersea earthquake sparked a tsunami warning for several South Pacific island nations and placed many more nations including Australia and Indonesia on alert. The quake struck at a very shallow depth of only five km...
  • Coconut as biofuel in Solomon Island May 9, 2007

    New Delhi: Coconut as biofuel strange but true and it's happening in the Solomon Islands. When Australian entrepreneur John Wolroth came to the Solomon Islands, he thought there's a chance to make profit by innovative use of abundant coconuts. ...
  • Strong Pacific quake triggers tsunami April 2, 2007

    New Delhi: Several people are feared dead after a powerful earthquake on Monday in the South Pacific sent a tsunami wave into the Solomon Islands. The quake struck at 7:40 am local time (0210 IST) and was centred about 350 km westnorthwest of Solomon capital Honiara at a depth of...