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Trash found littering Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench floor in deepest-ever submarine dive

Plastic waste has reached epidemic proportions in the world`s oceans with an estimated 100 million tonnes dumped there to date, according to the UN.

May 14, 2019, 06:02 AM IST

Three new species of fish discovered 4 miles below Pacific

A team of 40 scientists recently discovered three species of fish in Atacama Trench.

Sep 14, 2018, 11:29 AM IST

Magnitude 8.2 quake strikes in Pacific Ocean, close to Fiji

A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Aug 19, 2018, 14:48 PM IST

Frenchman swimmer Ben Lecomte begins Pacific Ocean crossing attempt

Long distance swimmer Ben Lecomte set off from Japan’s east coast on Tuesday in his bid to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.

Jun 05, 2018, 12:49 PM IST

Indian armed forces building partnerships in vital Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi

India is an active member in the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia.

Jun 03, 2018, 18:18 PM IST

Japanese island's mud could alter global economy: Study

An estimated 16 million tonnes of mud containing massive, "semi-infinite" stores of valuable rare earth minerals, found in a small Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean could alter global economy, a new study has revealed.

Apr 17, 2018, 11:56 AM IST

India, France ink key security accord to counter China's influence in Indian Ocean

Under the deal, India and France will open their naval bases to warships from each other, a move seen as an attempt to undermine Chinas territorial ambitions.

Mar 10, 2018, 17:27 PM IST

Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, dozens injured

A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning.

Jan 14, 2018, 21:31 PM IST

United States Navy calls off search for 3 missing sailors

The US Navy on Friday called off its search for three sailors missing since two days when a transport plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean on its way to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

Nov 24, 2017, 19:29 PM IST

North Korea's threat of atmospheric nuclear test should be taken literally: Official

The North Korean foreign minister's warning of a possible atmospheric nuclear test over the Pacific Ocean should be taken literally, a senior North Korean official told CNN in an interview aired on Wednesday.

Oct 26, 2017, 00:05 AM IST

There's a graveyard for space debris on Earth; NASA calls it 'spacecraft cemetery'

NASA calls it the perfect dumping place for dead and dying spacecraft.

Oct 24, 2017, 12:11 PM IST

15 Indians rescued, search on for 11 after ship sinks off Japan island: External Affairs Ministry

A 33,205-tonne cargo vessel with 26 Indians on board sent a distress signal on Friday as a typhoon churned in the region

Oct 13, 2017, 19:29 PM IST

Volcanic eruptions can trigger El Nino events

Enormous eruptions trigger El Nino events by pumping millions of tonnes of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere, which form a sulfuric acid cloud, reflecting solar radiation and reducing the average global surface temperature.

Oct 04, 2017, 14:33 PM IST

US THAAD missile hits test target amid growing pressure from North Korea

The United States said it shot down a medium-range target ballistic missile in its latest test of the country`s THAAD missile defense program, which is designed to protect the country against potential threats from countries such as North Korea and Iran.

Jul 30, 2017, 20:02 PM IST

Hurricane Fernanda strengthens in Pacific, no threat to land

The US National Hurricane Center reports that the storm's maximum sustained winds are at 145 mph (230 kph).

Jul 15, 2017, 20:27 PM IST

Chinese research vessel embarks on 240-day expedition

The vessel departed from China's southern province of Guangdong, heading for the Western Pacific to conduct deep-sea geological surveys for climate change, biological and environmental research, the report said.

Jun 27, 2017, 19:09 PM IST

Seven sailors missing as US Navy destroyer collides with ship off Japanese coast

Seven US sailors have been missing after a U.S. Navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan.

Jun 17, 2017, 08:58 AM IST

Revealed- How world's biggest volcanoes are formed

 The study found that the volcanoes were formed along twin tracks due to a shift in the Pacific plates direction three million years ago.

May 04, 2017, 22:11 PM IST

How a Rover vanished in just 4 days

The discovery of the Slims River diversion away from the Bering Sea into the Kaskawulsh River was published on Tuesday in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Apr 19, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

Scientists discover signs of life below worlds deepest point

Scientists have discovered potential signs of life ten kilometres below the sea floor in the the deepest part of the worlds oceans, Mariana Trench.

Apr 12, 2017, 23:35 PM IST