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Strong 6.3 quake strikes off Australian Antarctic base

 A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck today southwest of remote Macquarie Island where Australia maintains a small Antarctic base, officials said, but no injuries or damage were reported.

Barack Obama visits world`s largest marine reserve

President Barack Obama goes off the beaten track Thursday -- way off -- to a marine reserve in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Japan typhoon kills nine in elderly home

Lionrock`s path -- hitting northeastern Japan from the Pacific Ocean -- was unusual.
 

Strong typhoon Lionrock heads for Japan's northeast

Strong typhoon Lionrock heads for Japan's northeast

A strong typhoon was on course Tuesday for a direct hit on northeastern Japan, with authorities warning of heavy rain and high waves along the Pacific coast.

First for Indian carrier: Air India will soon fly over Pacific Ocean to San Francisco

First for Indian carrier: Air India will soon fly over Pacific Ocean to San Francisco

Officials said the route would be a "win-win situation" for the carrier as well as passengers as it would save crores of rupees worth of fuel costs and also reduce the flying time by up to three hours.

Must see pics! Incredible images of lava from Hawaii’s volcano cascading into the ocean (Photo feature)

Must see pics! Incredible images of lava from Hawaii’s volcano cascading into the ocean (Photo feature)

 The 2,000-degree molten rock is from Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

This is how Pacific sea-level helps in predicting global temperature changes

This is how Pacific sea-level helps in predicting global temperature changes

In contrast, when sea level drops in the western Pacific but increases in the eastern Pacific as it did in 2015, global surface temperatures bump up because the heat stored in the ocean is released, Yin said.

Demands grow for inquiry into Australia refugee abuse

Australia was Monday facing growing opposition demands for an inquiry into its treatment of asylum-seekers on remote Pacific islands after further allegations emerged of abuse against refugees.

Researchers identify rare new species of beaked whale

Researchers identify rare new species of beaked whale

Japanese whalers call the enigmatic black whales "karasu," the Japanese word for raven. The new species is darker in colour and about two-thirds the size of the more common Baird's beaked whale, but so scarce that even whalers rarely see them.

5.0 magnitude earthquake rattles eastern Japan, no major damage

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale, jolted Japan's Ibaraki prefecture on Sunday, officials said.

How to improve monsoon forecast in India

How to improve monsoon forecast in India

India is one of the most populated countries in the world, and the monsoon rains have not only a significant impact on the national but also the global economy.

NASA probe to explore global atmosphere over oceans

The Atmospheric Tomography, or ATom, is the first to survey the atmosphere over the oceans, the US space agency said in a statement.

Stunning view of Earth's night lights captured from space – See pic!

Stunning view of Earth's night lights captured from space – See pic!

The stunning view was taken when ISS was passing over the island nation of Kiribati at the time, about 2600 kilometers (1,600 miles) south of Hawaii.

What caused the monster El Nino in 2015?

What caused the monster El Nino in 2015?

El Nino and La Nina are the warm and cool phases of a recurring climate pattern across the tropical Pacific Ocean called the El Nino-Southern Oscillation, or ENSO. 

Chinese ship set to be first through expanded Panama Canal

A Chinese-owned freighter will be the first vessel to pass through Panama's newly expanded canal, to be inaugurated with great pomp in June after nine years of work, officials said on Friday.

China wants ships to use faster Arctic route opened by global warming

China will encourage ships flying its flag to take the Northwest Passage via the Arctic Ocean, a route opened up by global warming, to cut travel times between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, a state-run newspaper said on Wednesday.

See it to believe it: Real Godzilla filmed near Galpagos Islands! Watch

See it to believe it: Real Godzilla filmed near Galpagos Islands! Watch

A video of 'Godzilla' has been going viral on social media. Well, it is not the Godzilla that we all have seen in the movies but its look alike - the Marine Iguana.

Watch: El Nino can have huge impact on marine food chain

Watch: El Nino can have huge impact on marine food chain

 El Nino can have big impact on a big impact on the littlest plants in the ocean, according to a study by NASA scientists.

Palau declares state of emergency over drought

Palau became the latest Pacific island nation to declare a state of emergency Wednesday, as the region struggles with an extreme drought that forecasters warn will not ease for months.