South Pacific

  • 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea 19-04-2014 11:54 PM

    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....
  • Samoa skips a day, jumps from Dec 29 to 31 30-12-2011 10:59 AM

    Apia, Samoa: The South Pacific nation of Samoa has jumped forward in time as it crossed westward over the international dateline to align itself with trading partners throughout the region. At the stroke of midnight on Thursday, December 29, time in Samoa leapt forward to December 31 " New Year's...
  • 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits South Pacific 22-10-2011 02:07 AM

    Tonga: A strong earthquake struck far off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The US Geological Survey reports the magnitude-7.6 quake struck Friday at 1:57 pm (1757 GMT) about 541 miles (870 kilometers) south of Nuku'Alofa on...
  • 6.1 magnitude quake strikes near New Zealand 22-05-2011 08:37 AM

    Wellington: The US Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck near a group of South Pacific islands. There are no reports of damage or risk of tsunami. A statement by the USGS says the quake struck Sunday 12 miles (19 kilometers) under the Kermadec Islands, a New Zealand...
  • Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits South Pacific 10-05-2011 06:26 PM

    Paris: Geological monitoring services say a magnitude 7.1 earthquake had hit in the South Pacific off the French territory of New Caledonia on Tuesday. No injuries or damage were immediately reported. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says there was no threat of a widespread tsunami based on historical earthquake and...
  • 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...
  • Strong Pacific quake triggers tsunami 02-04-2007 07:58 AM

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  • Strong earthquake strikes South Pacific 09-01-2007 12:14 PM

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