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Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

January 17, 2022 8:04 am

Satellite images showed the spectacular eruption that took place Saturday evening, with a plume of ash, steam and gas rising like a mushroom above the blue Pacific waters. A sonic boom could be heard as far away as Alaska.

Ailing killer whale is declared dead off Northwest US coast

September 14, 2018 8:50 am

The orcas have struggled with pollution, boat noise and, most severely, a dearth of their preferred prey, chinook salmon, because of dams, habitat loss and overfishing.

Pacific Rim nations sign giant trade deal amid protests

February 04, 2016 2:01 pm

Although the signing marks the end of the negotiating process, members still have two years to get the deal approved at home before it becomes legally binding.

South Pacific islands rocked by strong earthquakes; No immediate damage reported

March 30, 2015 4:17 pm

A pair of strong earthquakes struck off the South Pacific nations of Tonga and Samoa.

Severe Typhoon hits Taiwan and Philippines

September 21, 2013 2:06 pm

Typhoon Usagi surges,triggers landslides in Philippines as China announces red alert,its highest level.

Briefly World: Big storms hit Mexico on opposite coasts; 21 dead

September 17, 2013 2:00 am

The remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel continued to deluge Mexico’s southwestern Pacific shoulder with dangerous rains.

Bear Spotting on Foot

May 20, 2012 12:47 am

In the far east of Russia,the Kamchatka Peninsula overhangs the Pacific like a giant precinct.

Salsa Dip

April 10, 2012 3:10 am

Straight from the rich musical culture of the Pacific and Atlantic coasts,Colombian salsa band,Mama Julia,descended on the Capital over the weekend.

US eyes 'reckless' Pyongyang,China build-up

October 24, 2011 2:06 pm

Leon Panetta has assured allies that the US military will maintain a strong posture in the Pacific.

China to unleash 'carrier-killer' missiles: Report

September 06, 2010 2:09 pm

The new super-weapon would be used to counter balance US Naval supremacy in the Pacific.