PM Modi to attend first-ever summit with 14 South Pacific island countries

India would be holding the first-ever summit meeting with the leaders of 14 South Pacific Island nations on Nov 19 in Fiji, seeking to strengthen its geo-strategic base in the region that is rich in resources and lies at the centre of a growing maritime route.

US fugitive found with son on Pacific`s tiny Niue

An American man accused of kidnapping his son was found with the boy on the remote South Pacific atoll of Niue some 8,800 kilometres (5,500 miles) from home, authorities said.

Fiji ruler looks set to win poll, but opponents spotlight fraud

Fiji`s strongman ruler looked set on Friday to sail to victory in the South Pacific island nation`s first elections after eight years of military rule, a contest praised by regional leaders and observers, but clouded by opposition accusations of fraud.

Series of quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

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.

Tonga in South Pacific lashed by powerful cyclone

The South Pacific island nation of Tonga was lashed by a powerful cyclone on Friday, with damage reported in the northern islands.

6.6 magnitude Pacific quake, no tsunami threat: US geologists

A powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck on Wednesday off the coast of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, but US geologists said it was too deep to cause a tsunami.

Strong quake strikes remote Pacific islands

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck near the remote Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific, US geologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

6.2 quake hits off Vanuatu: USGS

A 6.2-magnitude quake hit off the South Pacific island of Vanuatu Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but it was not expected to generate a tsunami.

Tsunami off Solomon Islands damages homes, kills 5

A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami of up to 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) that damaged dozens of homes and likely killed several people in the South Pacific island chain on Wednesday.

Phantom island shown on Google Earth `does not exist`

Scientists have discovered an island that does not exist – even though it appears on Google and global maps.

Scientists `undiscover` Pacific island, say it doesn`t exist

A South Pacific island, shown on world maps, marine charts as well as on Google Earth, actually does not exist, Australian scientists claim.

Total solar eclipse enthralls sky watchers

A rare total solar eclipse plunged northern Australia into darkness for two minutes on Wednesday.

Magnitude 6.0 quake hits South Pacific near Fiji

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not immediately issue a tsunami alert.

Magnitude-7.6 earthquake hits South Pacific

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre`s report on the quake said sea level readings indicated that a tsunami was generated.

Teenage boys survive 50 days adrift in South Pacific

Boys, from NZ territory of Tokelau, disappeared from Atafu atoll on Oct 6.

Major earthquake hits South Pacific: USGS

A shallow 7.4 earthquake struck off Vanuatu Friday, seismologists said, sparking a tsunami warning across the region.

US cancels Tsunami warning for South Pacific

The United States cancelled a tsunami warning for areas of the South Pacific including the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia after a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

Shallow 6.4-magnitude quake hits Pacific, no tsunami alert

A 6.4-magnitude quake hit the Santa Cruz islands in the South Pacific on Friday, seismologists said, a day after a series of huge quakes sparked a region-wide tsunami alert.