islands in the pacific

Mexico ships 273 inmates to island prison


October 24th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) A total of 273 inmates were transferred from different prisons in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas to the federal prison on the Islas Marias, ... Read more...

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Tsunami threat to India doesn’t exist: Government (Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) There is no threat of a tsunami along the Indian coast, the government said Friday after a magnitude-8.9 earthquake hit Japan, generating massive oceanic tides ... Read more...

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No tsunami threat to India


March 11th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) There is no threat of tsunami along the Indian coast, officials said Thursday after a massive earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami in Japan."There is no ... Read more...

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8.8 quake hits Japan, triggers tsunami (Second Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) A massive earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale hit Japan and triggered tsunamis as high as 10 metres that slammed coastal areas. There was no ... Read more...

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Scientists study isolated islands to test limits of human existence


February 21st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists are studying an isolated segment of islands in the Pacific Ring of Fire to test the limits upto which humans can survive in extreme conditions.The Kuril Islands ... Read more...

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Young and unsung art makes an impression (With Images)


July 28th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Art houses are giving unsung and emerging artists a platform to paint their emotions and reach out to buyers with a realistic purse. Spilling on ... Read more...

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6.9 quake hits Solomon Islands


June 26th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, June 26 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit Solomon Islands Saturday but there was no reports of casualties. The quake struck at 1.40 p.m. (0540 GMT) Saturday, ... Read more...

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Pacific Islands are growing, not sinking


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that many low-lying islands in the Pacific are growing and not sinking.Islands in Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Federated States of Micronesia are among those that ... Read more...

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British gap-year students hopeless with it comes to geography


April 12th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): A survey has shown that British gap-year students in the age group of 18 to 30 are useless when it comes to geography, with more than half believing ... Read more...

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U.S. missile defense test fails


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:57 am ICT by BNO News
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA (BNO News) – Problems with a radar system caused a missile defense test to fail, the Missile Defense Agency said Sunday.At approximately 3:40 p.m., a target missile ... Read more...

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Strong quake rocks Fiji islands


November 9th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) A strong earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale jolted the Fiji islands in the Pacific ocean Monday, the National Seismological Network of China said. The quake occurred at ... Read more...

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Major earthquake hits Southern Sumatra


October 1st, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by BNO News
BENGKULU, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) – A major earthquake struck Indonesia's Sumatra on Thursday morning, the second in as many days, officials said. There was no immediate word on damage or casualties.The ... Read more...

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Tsunami destroys Samoa villages after 8.3 magnitude quake (Lead)


September 30th, 2009 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Wellington, Sep 30 (DPA) An 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off American Samoa Tuesday triggering a three-metre tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii confirmed, demolishing villages on low-lying islands in the Pacific ... Read more...

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Is there a Tsunami round the corner - Major earthquake rocks Tonga?


March 20th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by GD
An undersea volcano in Tonga is sending out volumes of smoke & ash thousands of feet in to the air. A series of earthquakes rocked Tonga, a 170 island archipelago between Australia ... Read more...

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Giant Antarctic ice sheet hangs by an icy thread


January 31st, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 31 (ANI): The Wilkins Ice Shelf, a giant Antarctic ice sheet, is literally hanging by an icy thread, and can break-off anytime.According to a report in stuff.co.nz, if it ... Read more...

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Polynesians share close genetic relationship with Asians: Study


January 18th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 18 (ANI): A new comprehensive genetic study of almost 1,000 individuals has revealed that Polynesians and Micronesians closest genetic relationship is with Asians, specifically with Taiwan Aborigines and East ... Read more...

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