Pacific Ocean: News

05 Jun 2024


Scientists find fungus feasting on plastic in Pacific Ocean

An international team of marine scientists has discovered a fungus, Parengyodontium album, capable of breaking down plastic waste in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Explained: Why Indian city temperatures are reaching unprecedented highs 

Metropolitan cities in India have seen record-breaking temperatures in May, June, and July over recent years.

01 May 2024

San Francisco

San Francisco's misty trail adventures you just can't miss

San Francisco's iconic fog swathes the city in a mystical veil, enhancing its already stunning landscapes.

19 Apr 2024

Joe Biden

US: Biden raises eyebrows by claiming cannibals 'ate' his uncle 

United States President Joe Biden's comments about his uncle, 2nd Lt. Ambrose J Finnegan Jr, potentially falling victim to cannibalism in Papua New Guinea during World War II have sparked confusion and criticism.

18 Apr 2024


Over 11,000 evacuated in northern Indonesia as volcano erupts

Authorities in Indonesia have closed an airport, and residents have evacuated homes near an erupting volcano owing to the risk of spreading ash, falling boulders, heated volcanic clouds, and a tsunami.

18 Apr 2024


Tsunami alert issued following multiple volcano eruptions in Indonesia

Authorities in Indonesia on Wednesday put the country on high alert following a series of eruptions from Mount Ruang, a volcano located on the remote Ruang Island in North Sulawesi.

29 Feb 2024


'Walking' fish discovered in offshore Chile 

In early 2024, scientists embarked on an expedition aboard the Falkor research vessel from the Schmidt Ocean Institute, venturing into the depths of the southeastern Pacific Ocean.

05 Oct 2023


Japan hit by 6.6 magnitude earthquake

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Torishima Island, off the eastern coast of Japan's Izu Peninsula, at 11:00am (local time) on Thursday.

08 Sep 2023


Tonga volcanic eruption unleashed fastest ocean flows ever documented

The 2022 eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga, in the southern Pacific Ocean, triggered the fastest underwater currents ever measured, according to a study published in the journal Science.

24 Aug 2023


Why Japan is releasing radioactive wastewater into Pacific Ocean

Japan has started the process of releasing over one million tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean.

17 Jul 2023


Australian man and dog survive 2 months in Pacific Ocean

In a strange piece of news coming in from Sydney, Australia, a man named Tim Shaddock and his dog Bella survived an astounding two months in the Pacific Ocean.

15 Feb 2023

New Zealand

New Zealand: Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 detected off coast

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of New Zealand on Wednesday.

11 Jan 2023


US: Rainstorms flood California, 14 dead, mass evacuation underway

An "incessant parade of storms" and torrential rains as per the US National Weather Service have inundated the state of California, prompting a mass evacuation of as many as 50,000 citizens.

11 Dec 2022


5 unique menstrual rituals around the world

Menstruation is not only about physical transformation in a girl's body, but it also involves celebration and honor in different cultures across the globe.

11 Nov 2022


A-76A, the world's largest iceberg, is drifting toward its grave

A-76A, which is the world's largest iceberg, has drifted away from its icy home in Antarctica.

31 Aug 2022


Super typhoon Hinnamnor, this year's strongest, threatens east China, Japan

Super typhoon Hinnamnor, termed as the strongest global storm of 2022, is gaining strength and heading towards the East China Sea, threatening Japan's southern islands.

27 Jun 2022


5 most expensive Airbnbs in the world

Airbnb has become the most preferred mode of accommodation for many as it offers private homestays, and apartments to travel enthusiasts for vacation purposes.

25 Jan 2022


India announces assistance of Rs. 1.5 crore to tsunami-hit Tonga

India on Tuesday announced an immediate assistance of $2,00,000 (Rs. 1.49 crores) for rehabilitation, reconstruction, and relief efforts in Tonga.

10 Feb 2021

New Zealand

Tsunami warning sounded after 7.7 magnitude earthquake jolts South Pacific

A tsunami warning has been sounded for New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and other nations in the South Pacific after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit the region on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

21 Dec 2020


#ComicBytes: Some important fictional countries in Marvel comics

Marvel Cinematic Universe always looks for opportunities to bombard New York with alien invasions in almost every movie.

01 Oct 2020

James Bond

Pierce Brosnan lists Bond-inspired Malibu property for $100mn

The dream Malibu house of former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan is now available for a staggering $100 million.

10 Jun 2020

Space News

Kathy Sullivan, America's first woman spacewalker, reaches ocean's deepest point

America's first woman spacewalker has now become the first-ever woman to reach the deepest known point in our planet's oceans.

25 Mar 2020


7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled

On Wednesday afternoon (local time), Russia's far east region was jolted by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, but no casualties were reported at the time of the press.

02 Jul 2019


Total solar eclipse: When and where to watch

On July 2, Earthlings will witness the total solar eclipse of 2019, a rare astronomical event marked by the passing of the Moon between the Sun and Earth.

13 Mar 2019

North Korea

Address global concerns on cross-border terror: India, US to Pakistan

India and the US yesterday called on Pakistan to address global concerns regarding terrorism, including that emanating from across the border.

29 Dec 2018


6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao today, said US Geological Survey (USGS), adding that a tsunami threat was possible for parts of the Philippines and neighboring Indonesia.

24 Jun 2018


Monsoon to hit Delhi on June 29 after week's delay

The southwest monsoon is likely to reach Delhi on June 29 after a week's delay, experts predicted.

03 Jun 2018


Indian armed forces building partnerships in Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi

Describing the Indo-Pacific as a "natural region", PM Narendra Modi said India's armed forces, especially the Navy, are building and expanding partnerships in the strategically vital region for peace, security, and humanitarian assistance.

21 May 2018


#WelcomeHomeTarini: All women-crew return after circumnavigating globe in 254 days

An all-woman crew of Indian Navy reached Goa on Monday after circumnavigating the globe in 254 days, achieving a feat that is bound to make all Indians proud.

02 Apr 2018

European Space Agency

Chinese space-lab falls back to Earth, breaks-up over Pacific Ocean

China's now-defunct space station Tiangong-1 has re-entered the Earth's atmosphere above the South Pacific, according to reports.

US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific Ocean

A US Navy aircraft having 11 people on board has crashed into the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Okinawa, Japan.

13 Nov 2017


Controlling the Indo-Pacific: India, US, Japan Australia resurrect quadrilateral dialogue

In recent times, the Indo-Pacific region has emerged as the fulcrum of global security and economic developments.

10 Nov 2017

South Korea

Trump to address APEC summit in Vietnam

US President Donald Trump is set to deliver a much-anticipated address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

19 Sep 2017

South Korea

North Korea: Sanctions would only accelerate nuclear program

In a statement, North Korea termed the latest round of UN sanctions "the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility."

15 Sep 2017

South Korea

Tensions simmer as North Korea launches ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea fired a ballistic missile which flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido island before landing far out into the Pacific Ocean.

30 Aug 2017

North Korea

Trump to North Korea: "All options are on the table"

US President Donald Trump has reacted angrily to the latest North Korean missile test, saying it signals the regime's contempt for its neighbors and the UN.

10 May 2017


India likely to receive higher than average rainfall this monsoon

India is likely to receive above-average monsoon rainfall this time after El Nino conditions eased in the last few weeks, said the India Meteorological Department.

07 Dec 2016


6.5 magnitude earthquake kills over 50, injures hundreds in Indonesia

A strong earthquake in the Aceh province on Indonesia's Sumatra island killed over 50, injured hundreds and left dozens missing.

15 Sep 2016


Typhoon Meranti hits China after sweeping Taiwan

Super typhoon Meranti lost some strength before reaching the city of Xiamen in China, in the early hours of Thursday.