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Series of quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 05:58

A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the South Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna in the early hours today, following another powerful earthquake off Tonga.

Celestial delight: `Ring of fire` solar eclipse to be visible today

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 09:40

Skywatchers in parts of Australia and the Pacific region are in for a celestial treat as the Moon will block the Sun in a potentially brilliant solar eclipse.

Rare `ring of fire` eclipse crosses Asia

Last Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012, 09:24

Millions of sky gazers watched as a rare `ring of fire` solar eclipse crossed over parts of Asia and North America, early Monday morning.

India to miss `Ring of Fire` during Monday`s solar eclipse

Last Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 12:14

A partial solar eclipse, which will see the moon completely block out the sun except for a ‘ring of fire’ around the moon’s edge, is set to offer a spectacular site for observers on May 21.

Rare `ring of fire` solar eclipse to grace Sunday sky

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 15:18

A partial solar eclipse, which will see the moon completely block out the sun except for a ‘ring of fire’ around the moon’s edge, is set to offer a spectacular site for observers on May 20.

5.8 quake hits Papua New Guinea

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 22:40

Papua New Guinea is regularly hit by earthquakes due to its proximity to the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire".

Second earthquake of day shakes northern Japan

Last Updated: Friday, November 25, 2011, 12:58

Japan lies on the Ring of Fire — an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones that stretches around the Pacific Rim.

Magnitude 6.0 quake strikes off Vanuatu: USGS

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011, 09:56

Vanuatu lies on Pacific Ring of Fire, a zone of frequent seismic activity caused by friction between shifting tectonic plates.

Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Indonesia

Last Updated: Saturday, August 06, 2011, 10:25

Indonesia sits on Pacific Ring of Fire, where meeting of continental plates causes seismic activity.

Papua New Guinea rattled by 6.8 quake

Last Updated: Monday, August 01, 2011, 08:49

Papua New Guinea sits on the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire", a hotspot for seismic activity.