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Pacific Island links: PNG fiscal commentary, Australian MPs visit, sedition in Fiji, Solomon Islands elections and more

John Garnaut continued his commentary on PNG's looming fiscal crisis, while Liam Cochrane revealed some questionable expenditure items in the recent Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. The PNG Advantage investment summit will takeShow More Summary

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits Solomon Islands in the Pacific: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck the Solomon Islands archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday.

Earthquake magnitude 6.9 strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck on Monday about 173 kms (107 miles) south of Dadali in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, the United States Geological Survey said.

Magnitude 7.0 Earthquakes Strikes Northwest of Solomon Islands

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has occurred in the South Pacific the US Geological Survey reports.

?Tsunami threat canceled after 6.9 South Pacific quake

No damage or casualties reported after strong quake strikes western Solomon Islands, located along Pacific's "Ring of Fire"

Tsunami warning issued after quake hits Solomon Islands

Quake with 7.5 magnitude hits near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, prompting tsunami warning.

Earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude hits near Solomon Islands, tsunami warning

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude hit near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific on Saturday, prompting a tsunami warning for the area.

Weights from Rhode Island

2 months agoSports / Boxing : FightNews.com

Vladine Biosse 170 vs. Chris Chatman 168 Nick Delomba vs. Juan Rodriguez Jr. 147 Jean Pierre Augustin 219 vs. Solomon Maye 220 Thomas Gifford 172 vs. Edwin Espinal 175 Khiary Gray-Pitts 157 vs. Antonio Fernandes 157 Scott Sullivan 145 vs. … Continue reading ? The post Weights from Rhode Island appeared first on Boxing News.

Westpac sells Pacific banks for $91m

Samoa, Tonga and Cook Islands arms sold, but Vanuatu and Solomon sales delayed.

Sharks Found Inside An Active Volcano… Alive

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Welcome to Kavachi, a volcano located in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, in the Solomon Islands. Its first recorded eruption was in 1939, and the most recent eruption occurred in January of 2014. In addition to venting the Earth's fiery innards, Kavachi also serves as a home for sea creatures, as National Geographicreported. Show More Summary

Video Shows Sharks in Underwater Volcano

National Geographic explorers made an unusual discovery in the Pacific Ocean's Solomon Islands: Brennan Phillips and his team dropped a camera into Kavachi, an underwater volcano, and recorded footage of two species of sharks and a stingray. Show More Summary

The Kavachi Sharcano

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The Solomon Islands, where I lived for eight years, is just north of Australia and just south of the Equator. It is part of the “Ring Of Fire”, the area of strong earthquake and volcanic activity that encircles the Pacific. You can see below that the islands are on a…

WATCH: Sharks found living inside underwater volcano

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Sharkcano! National Geographic ocean engineer Brennan Phillips sent a camera into Kavachi, an active underwater volcano in the Solomon Islands. He was surprised to find species of sharks living in the volcanic plume. Read the rest

Amazing footage of sharks swimming in boiling waters around a volcano is completely baffling scientists

Brennan Phillips and some colleagues were recently on an expedition to Kavachi volcano, an active underwater volcano near the Solomon Islands. But they weren't prepared for what they saw deep inside the volcanic crater: Sharks!Hammerheads...Show More Summary

A bunch of sharks surprised researchers by hanging out in an underwater volcano

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Sharks are not something you'd generally expect to find in an underwater volcano. And yet, a team of researchers who dropped a camera into the crater of Kavachi, an active, underwater volcano near the Solomon Islands, were surprised to discover that at least two species of sharks appear to live there.Read full article >>

Sharks Discovered Living In an Underwater Volcano

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

"Underwater volcano sharks" sounds like three random scary words strung together, but that's exactly what a team of National Geographic researchers recently discovered in the remote Solomon Islands while studying hydrothermal activity...Show More Summary

Solomon Islands Rocked by 6.5 Magnitude Quake

Seismologists from the US Geological Survey have reported a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in the South Pacific off the Solomon Islands, which was followed by a 5.3 magnitude aftershock.

Earthquake measuring 7.0 strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Why a Tiny Island Nation Is Giving Women Their Own Newspaper

A version of this article, by Amber Dance, a freelance science writer based in Southern California, originally appeared on TakePart.  Men, take note—women are about to be front and center in the Solomon Islands, thanks to the newly founded Solomons Women Newspaper. Launched in February, the weekly publication is the first of its kind to devote…

Western Pacific spawns four tropical cyclones in a week

The Philippines, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands contend with the effects of tropical storms.

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