Showing posts with label Pacific Ocean. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pacific Ocean. Show all posts

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Strong 6.0-Magnitude Quake Hits Off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Strong 6.0-Magnitude Quake Hits  Mexico
A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck shortly before midnight on Saturday off Mexico’s Pacific coast, the US Geological Survey said.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

China to build high precision PNT system with BeiDou

China is planning to finish building a high precision national comprehensive positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) system on the basis of BeiDou system by 2035.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Trump plans to expand offshore drilling in Pacific and Atlantic

offshore drilling in Pacific and Atlantic
The Trump administration has proposed a controversial plan to open up protected areas in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans for offshore drilling.

Friday, October 27, 2017

US sailors rescued after five months adrift in Pacific

US sailors rescued after five months adrift in Pacific
Two American sailors and their dogs have been rescued by the US Navy after drifting off course and spending months stranded in the Pacific Ocean.

Friday, September 08, 2017

8.2 Mexico's Most Powerful Earthquake in 100 Years Creates Tsunami (local time 23:49, Depth 72 km)

8.2 Mexico's Most Powerful Earthquake in 100 Years Creates Tsunami
Five people were killed in an 8.2-magnitude earthquake off Mexican coast, the largest the country has experienced in the last 100 years, the country's President Enrique Pena Nieto confirmed on Friday.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

5.8-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Japan's Fukushima, no tsunami warning issued

5.8-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Japan's Fukushima
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in the northern Tohoku region on Japan's main island of Honshu on Thursday, although no tsunami warning has been issued.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Japan utility plans to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific

Fukushima NPP
The operator of Japan's paralyzed nuclear plant in Fukushima has decided to release radioactive tritium into the Pacific Ocean.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

Chance of El Niño this year more than 50%

There is a 50-60 percent chance of an El Niño event forming in middle to late 2017, according to a new update Thursday released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Chile Rocked by 6.9 quake; No Major Damage Reported (Local time: 18:38, Depth 10 km)

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific Coast but sparing the quake-prone nation of any serious damage.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

South African Government Says El Nino Drought Likely in 2017

Drought conditions associated with an El Niño weather pattern are likely to reoccur in a few months time, the South African government said Thursday.

Monday, March 06, 2017

6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Papua New Guinea

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). 

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Fukushima Radiation Reaches US West Coast, Cesium-134 Found in Canadian Salmon

Cesium-134, the fingerprint of seaborne radiation from the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, has been detected on the West Coast of the United States for the first time, as well as in Canadian salmon.

6.5-magnitude earthquake off the coast of California (local time: 06:49, Depth 10 km)

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook the ocean floor about 100 miles off the northern California coast Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey said.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Pacific nation of Kiribati establishes large shark sanctuary

The island nation of Kiribati has established a large shark sanctuary that will help ensure the creatures are protected across much of the central Pacific.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Pacific nations warned to be vigilant for coming cyclone season

Islands in the Southwest Pacific are expected to suffer eight to 10 tropical cyclones -- five or six of them severe -- in the coming tropical cyclone season, New Zealand government meteorologists said Friday.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

UN cultural agency hails creation of world’s largest marine protected area

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today welcomed the establishment by US President Barack Obama of the largest nature reserve in the world, done through expanding a marine reserve in the state of Hawaii.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Obama creates world's largest protected marine area off Hawaii

President Barack Obama will expand the country's largest contiguous fully protected conservation area to create the world's largest marine protected area in Hawaii, covering 582,578 square miles of land and sea, the White House said.

Chile to create largest marine reserve in Americas

Chile has announced the creation of the largest marine reserve in the Americas, the 300,000-square-kilometer Nazca Desventuradas Marine Park.

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