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Huawei, Banned From The NBN, Is Building The Solomon Islands To Australia Internet Cable

Back in 2012 Huawei was banned from bidding on NBN projects due to "security concerns", and now the company's involvement in an undersea internet cable connecting the Solomon Islands to Sydney - ending the nation's reliance on satellites - has Australian Intelligence agencies worried. More »      

Rising Sea Temperatures Will Hit Fisheries and Communities in Poor Countries the Hardest

A new study finds that even in best-case scenarios, the fishing communities most hurt by climate change are those of small island nations such as Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and the Maldives.

“A supposed murder committed on the body of one Henry Sparker”

Yesterday I quoted from the 9 May 1768 Boston Chronicle about a fatal dispute in Newport, Rhode Island.That same day, Solomon Southwick of the Newport Mercury (his house shown here) ran his first report about the same event:On the Night following [another event], between 11 and 12 o’Clock, as Mr. Show More Summary

Maitaki Hakapauhenua retains post in Solomon Islands

3 months agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 3, 2017 – Morris Maitaki Hakapauhenua has been re-elected as president of the Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation.

Exploring the “Sharkcano”: biogeochemical observations of the Kavachi submarine volcano (Solomon Islands)

An expedition to the Kavachi submarine volcano (Solomon Islands) in January 2015 was serendipitously timed with a rare lull in volcanic activity that permitted access to the inside of Kavachi’s active crater and its flanks. The isolated location of Kavachi and its explosive behavior normally restrict scientific access to the volcano’s summit, limiting previous observational […]

Powerful earthquake strikes deep under Papua New Guinea

Mid-afternoon quake struck at a depth of 103 miles beneath where Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands meet

Strong quake hits Solomons; some damage but no tsunami

A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands.

Powerful quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, initial tsunami alert wound back

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Sunday, triggering a tsunami alert for several Pacific islands though that was subsequently wound back to cover just PNG and the neighboring Solomon Islands.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 strikes off Solomon Islands in South Pacific: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the South Pacific nation of the Solomon Islands at a depth of 33 kms (20 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday.

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes off Solomon islands: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the Solomon Islands on Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the second powerful tremor in the islands to Australia's north in less than two weeks.

Multi-dimensional approach to tackling poverty takes off worldwide

Countries as far afield as the Solomon Islands, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa and Uganda are turning to research carried out by Bristol experts to change how they define and tackle poverty.

Massive Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea, Tsunami Warnings Issued Across The Region [Breaking]

Just nine days after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake hit the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific ocean, we now have reports of another massive earthquake in the region. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has confirmed a major magnitude 7.9 earthquake in the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea. Show More Summary

Super Bees: How Solomon Islanders Are Turning to These Tiny Heroes to Help Save Their Forests

Honey is liquid gold for these villagers, whose beehives are bringing them a new source of income and protecting the forests from destruction.

Pacific nations lose shortwave radio services that evade dictators and warn of natural disasters

US Geological Survey Alexandra Wake, RMIT University As a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands, triggering a tsunami warning across the Pacific, many residents of the tiny country would have turned to shortwave radio for more information. Show More Summary

Hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake, aid organization says

Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said. There have been no deaths reported from the quake, which also caused some small tsunami waves in the Solomon Islands...

Earthquake measuring 6.9 strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck early on Saturday off the Solomon Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake

Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said.

Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands: Tsunami Warning Issued For Hawaii [Breaking]

Just hours after we reported about a magnitude 6.5 earthquake off the California coast, we now have reports of a larger, magnitude 8.0 earthquake near the Solomon Islands. Minutes after the earthquake struck, its intensity was lowered to still strong magnitude 7.7 temblor. Show More Summary

Huge Earthquake in the Pacific Sparks Tsunami Fears

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has rocked the Solomon Islands about 68km off the coast of Kirakira. A subsequent tsunami watch was issued for Hawaii, which is located 6000km away, but was cancelled. Areas close to the quake are also on tsunami alerts. More »      

Tsunami watch canceled in Hawaii after South Pacific earthquake

8 months agoNews : USAToday: News

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean had triggered a tsunami watch in Hawaii on Thursday.        

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