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New Caledonia to vote October 4 on independence from France

Jun 24, 2020 - 10:01 PM

The second vote on independence follows a referendum in November 2018 when 57% of voters chose to remain part of France

VOTE. In this file photo, people cast their ballots for or against the independence of New Caledonia, November 4, 2018, in Noumea, New Caledonia. File photo by Theo Rouby/AFP

Boeing 787 diverted to New Caledonia with smoke from cockpit – official

Mar 25, 2019 - 4:02 PM

The aircraft flying 256 passengers from Melbourne, Australia, to Los Angeles, touches down safely at La Tontouta airport in New Caledonia's capital Noumea

BOEING 787. A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner taxis to a gate at O'Hare International Airport after taking off from Houston with United CEO Jeff Smisek, Boeing Company CEO Jim McNerney and more than 250 other passengers on board May 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.  File photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Powerful 7.5 quake off New Caledonia triggers tsunami but no damage

Dec 05, 2018 - 12:55 PM

(UPDATED) The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially warned surges of up to 10 feet could be expected and shallow quakes of that magnitude can be devastating

France's 'Pacific pebble' New Caledonia rejects independence

Nov 04, 2018 - 7:31 PM

(UPDATED) On the final count, 56.4 percent of people has rejected the proposition that New Caledonia become independent, a clear but smaller-than-expected victory for loyalists to mainland France

VOTE. People cast their ballots for or against the independence of New Caledonia, November 4, 2018 in Noumea, New Caledonia. Photo by Theo Rouby/AFP

New Caledonia votes on independence from France

Nov 04, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Some 175,000 people are eligible to vote in the remote islands fringed by spectacular beaches, with opinion polls predicting a large majority in favor of staying French

Tsunami warning for 3 Pacific islands after earthquake

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:24 PM

After the 7.1 magnitude quake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia, 'waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meter above the tide level are possible,' says the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

7.2-magnitude quake hits off New Caledonia, no tsunami threat

Aug 12, 2016 - 10:10 AM

New Caledonia is part of the Ring of Fire a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific that is subject to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions

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Apr 21, 2016 - 12:30 PM

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New plant species could detox mining-contaminated soil

May 17, 2014 - 2:23 PM

Metal plant hyperaccumulators are important discoveries in the country since these plants can help clean up mine areas

Strong but deep quake hits off New Caledonia

May 01, 2014 - 3:31 PM

The quake struck 397 kilometers 246 miles east northeast of the New Caledonia capital Noumea at a depth of 117 kilometers according to the USGS

5 dead as 8.0 quake off Solomons sparks Pacific tsunami

Feb 06, 2013 - 2:59 PM

2nd UPDATE We can report five dead and three injured One of the dead was a male child three were elderly women and one an elderly man

Magnitude 8.0 quake strikes Solomons, sparks Pacific tsunami

Feb 06, 2013 - 9:43 AM

3rd UPDATE A major magnitude 8 0 earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean and a tsunami warning was issued for South Pacific islands

One killed as cyclone hits New Caledonia

Jan 03, 2013 - 1:46 PM

One man was killed and another was missing after Cyclone Freda hit New Caledonia as landslides blocked roads and high winds downed power lines

Thousands flee floods as cyclone batters Solomon Islands

Dec 30, 2012 - 7:49 PM

Thousands of people were forced to flee rapidly rising rivers in the Solomon Islands officials said Sunday December 30 as Cyclone Freda intensified into a destructive force storm

Missing Pacific island riddle solved: researcher

Dec 03, 2012 - 2:54 PM

A New Zealand researcher Monday December 3 claimed to have solved the riddle of a mystery South Pacific island shown on Google Earth and world maps which does not exist blaming a whaling ship from 1876