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2015
Lava lake at Kilauea Volcano rises to record...
'Progress' but no deal at TPP talks
Tonga King Tupou VI formally crowned
Earthquake
2015 2015
Earthquake
Solar plane lands in Hawaii, ending leg of...
US to exhume remains of Pearl Harbor dead fo...
2014
Rambo-like dad survives 12 days lost at sea
Hawaii lava destroys first home
Hawaiian lava flow creeps toward homes
Hurricane Iselle to hit Hawaii on Thursday
Haris Suleman dies in crash during around-th...
Politics
2014 2014
Politics
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2014 2014
Earthquake
Haris Suleman dies in crash during around-th...
Hawaii residents evacuate lava flow
2013
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US molasses spill sparks shark alert
German Hawaii shark bite victim dies
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2013 2013
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2013 2013
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Spain sets record with 10-0 Confed Cup blowo...
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2013 2013
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2012
Cyclone Evan rips through Samoa
Canada quake triggers Hawaii tsunami scare
Mite helps virus to wipe out bees
Tonga's King Tupou V dies in HK
Canada quake triggers Hawaii tsunami scare
Sports
2012 2012
Sports
War & Army
2012 2012
War & Army
2011
Japan quake tsunami hits Hawaii
US marks Pearl Harbor 70 years on
Obama outlines pan-Pacific trade plan
Japan quake tsunami hits Hawaii
Sports
2011 2011
Sports
US marks Pearl Harbor 70 years on
2010
Panic as Hawaii braces for tsunami
Politics
2010 2010
Politics
Panic as Hawaii braces for tsunami
FIFA suspends pair amid corruption claim
Afghanistan war means jobs for Tongans
2009
Tsunami warning funds squandered
Samoans commemorate tsunami dead
Mass burial planned for tsunami victims
Strong quake shakes Tonga
Scores dead, villages flattened in tsunami
85 deaths reported after quake
86 missing in ferry sinking
Tsunami warning funds squandered
Samoans commemorate tsunami dead
Tsunami warning funds squandered
Samoans commemorate tsunami dead
Mass burial planned for tsunami victims
Strong quake shakes Tonga
Scores dead, villages flattened in tsunami
85 deaths reported after quake
Surfing contest as 12m waves roll in
War & Army
2009 2009
War & Army
2008
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2008 2008
Disasters
Tonga crowns king in lavish rite
Earthquake
2008 2008
Earthquake
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2008 2008
Sports
US missile hits 'toxic satellite'
2007
Flossie churns toward Hawaii
Hurricane Flossie expected to weaken
14 killed in French Polynesia air crash
Politics
2007 2007
Politics
Earthquake
2007 2007
Earthquake
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2007 2007
Sports
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2007 2007
War & Army
2006
Quake drill shaken by real thing
Politics
2006 2006
Politics
Quake drill shaken by real thing
Pacific states hold tsunami test
Sports
2006 2006
Sports
War & Army
2006 2006
War & Army
2001
Robot finds ship sunk by sub
U.S. sub, Japanese trawler collide
Politics
2001 2001
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2001 2001
Earthquake
Sports
2001 2001
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U.S. sub, Japanese trawler collide

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Zika virus travel warnings spread to Africa and Oceania  Travel warnings to pregnant women have been extended to 8 more countries or territories amid concerns over an illness causing severe birth defects Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars Map of Mauna Loa Hawaii Hawaii  A team of Nasa recruits has begun living in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars 'Progress' but no deal at TPP talks Map of Maui Maui Hawaii  Negotiators from 12 Pacific nations have finished a week of talks without agreement on a regional trade deal Tonga King Tupou VI formally crowned   The king of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, Tupou VI, has been formally crowned, more than three years after ascending to the throne Solar plane lands in Hawaii, ending leg of around-the-world journey Map of Kalaeloa Airport Hawaii Hawaii  The experimental Solar Impulse 2 is ending a nearly five-day, 8,200-kilometer flight from Japan -- the longest and most dangerous leg Lava lake at Kilauea Volcano rises to record heights   The latest eruption occurred at the Kilauea summit lava lake Sunday night across from a visitors center US to exhume remains of Pearl Harbor dead for identification   The remains of nearly 400 US servicemen killed at Pearl Harbor are to be exhumed so they may be identified and given individual burials, the US says Rambo-like dad survives 12 days lost at sea   The Coast Guard didn't think Ron Ingraham could survive, stuck in a 25-foot sailboat for days as waves swelled 15 to 20 feet high Hawaii lava destroys first home   A stream of lava from Kilauea volcano that has been creeping towards a Hawaii town for months has set the home on fire Hawaiian lava flow creeps toward homes   Rain has helped tamp down smoke from a creeping lava flow which threatens residents of a Hawaiian village Hawaii residents evacuate lava flow   Residents of a Hawaiian village threatened by lava have begun evacuating as the flow reaches 75yds (68m) from the first house in its path Hurricane Iselle to hit Hawaii on Thursday  Hawaiians are bracing for a rare direct tropical cyclone hit as Hurricane Iselle threatens the US island chain Haris Suleman dies in crash during around-the-world flight  A US teenager and his father who crashed during an attempt to fly around the world knew the risks of the journey, a relative has said US teenager survives five-hour flight in wheel well  A 16-year-old boy has survived an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii Tonga in South Pacific lashed by powerful cyclone  Category-5 storm Cyclone Ian is destroying homes and ripping roofs from churches and other public buildings in the populous northern islands Shark kills fisherman in kayak off coast of Hawaii  A fisherman in a kayak has died after being attacked by a shark off the Hawaiian coast, officials say US molasses spill sparks shark alert  A 1,400-tonne treacle spill off the coast of Hawaii has killed thousands of fish, prompting health officials to issue a shark warning to swimmers German Hawaii shark bite victim dies  Jana Lutteropp, 20, a German holidaymaker whose arm was bitten off by a shark off a Hawaii beach, has died from her injuries Spain sets record with 10-0 Confed Cup blowout  In a one-sided match at the Confederations Cup, Spain routed the Pacific islanders in a result that wasn't as bad as some had suggested beforehand Carbon dioxide passes symbolic mark  Daily measurements of CO2 at a US government agency lab on Hawaii have topped 400 parts per million for the first time   Cyclone Evan rips through Samoa  A cyclone has caused widespread destruction on the Pacific island of Samoa, cutting power, uprooting trees and triggering floods Canada quake triggers Hawaii tsunami scare  A tsunami warning for Hawaii, triggered by a powerful earthquake, proved nothing more than a pre-Halloween scare for thousands of people this weekend 'No sign' of Amelia Earhart wreck  An expedition to find out what happened to celebrated US pilot Amelia Earhart is returning to Hawaii without the evidence it was looking for Mite helps virus to wipe out bees  A parasitic mite has helped a virus wipe out billions of honeybees throughout the globe, say scientists Tonga's King Tupou V dies in HK  King George Tupou V of the South Pacific nation of Tonga has died at the age of 63 US marks Pearl Harbor 70 years on  The attacks' few remaining survivors are to lead US commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the event that changed World War II's course Obama outlines pan-Pacific trade plan  US President has announced the broad outlines of a plan to create a trans-Pacific free trade zone at an annual regional summit in Hawaii Geithner urges action from Asia  US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has urged Asia-Pacific countries to increase efforts to restore growth to the global economy Japan quake tsunami hits Hawaii  A tsunami has struck hours after the earthquake, but with little damage reported. Thousands were evacuated from the US state's coastal areas FIFA suspends pair amid corruption claim  World football's governing body FIFA suspended Amos Adamu of Nigeria and Reynald Temarii of Tahiti, two of its executive committee members Afghanistan war means jobs for Tongans  The tiny Pacific nation will be sending troops to Afghanistan later this year, in part to create jobs and address the islandsí unemployment problem Panic as Hawaii braces for tsunami  Sirens sounded early Saturday morning, warning people of a possible tsunami and telling people to in coastal areas to evacuate Surfing contest as 12m waves roll in  A rare competition has been held as waves reaching 40ft pounded the north shore of Oahu Tsunami warning funds squandered  All the federal funding was frozen in early 2007 after DHS inspectors found that the local government had been diverting millions Samoans commemorate tsunami dead  Samoans have packed churches and community halls to remember friends and relatives killed in last week's tsunami. 170 people died Mass burial planned for tsunami victims  Military officials hurried relief supplies to the tsunami-battered areas of the islands as the death toll continued to rise Strong quake shakes Tonga  The 6.3-magnitude quake was latest in a series quakes that have rattled the region this week. The epicenter was at sea 85 km southeast of Hihifo Islands shaken by second quake  Another earthquake struck an area already devastated by earthquake and tsunami damage which killed more than 130 people Scores dead, villages flattened in tsunami  Survivors of a deadly earthquake-triggered tsunami which hit the Samoan islands have described how they watched the inrushing sea 85 deaths reported after quake  A tsunami warning for the South Pacific was called off hours after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake was recorded near American Samoa
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 A tsunami triggered by a strong quake has killed at least 65 people in Samoa and more than 20 in American Samoa; at least another 145 people have been injured
2009 Sep.7   Samoa switches to driving on left  Samoa has become the first country since the 1970s to change the side of the road on which cars are driven 2009 Aug.8     86 missing in ferry sinking  Searchers rescued at least 53 people. Their ferry capsized in the Pacific Ocean near Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa 2009 Aug.6   33 missing as ferry sinks near Tonga  Searchers rescued at least 53 people after a ferry capsized in the Pacific Ocean overnight near capital, Nuku'alofa 2009 Mar.19   Major quake strikes off Tonga  The 7.9 earthquake 'generated a small tsunami'. A tsunami warning was issued and then canceled shortly

year 2008 Top ^

2008 Jul.31   Tonga crowns king in lavish rite  George Tupou V has been crowned in the capital Nuku'alofa, marking the South Pacific state's first coronation in more than 40 years 2008 Feb.20     US missile hits 'toxic satellite'
  The US has successfully struck a disabled spy satellite USA 193 with a missile fired from a warship in waters west of Hawaii


year 2007 Top ^

2007 Aug.14   Flossie churns toward Hawaii  Hurricane Flossie is barreling toward the 'big island' packing dangerous winds, pounding surf and potentially flooding rain 2007 Aug.12   Hurricane Flossie expected to weaken  Hurricane packed 140 mph wind as it spun closer to Hawaii, but the Category 4 storm would weaken before passing by the islands 2007 Aug.9   14 killed in French Polynesia air crash  An Air Moorea Twin Otter aircraft with 19 passengers and a pilot on board crashed after taking off from Moorea Island. 6 still missing   Tropical storm forms between off Hawaii  Storm Flossie formed far out in the Pacific, halfway between Mexico's southern Pacific coast and Hawaii 2007 May.19   Warriors gather for leader's funeral  Bare-chested warriors joined foreign dignitaries in bidding a final farewell to Malietoa Tanumafili II

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2006 Oct.15   Strong earthquake  An morning quake at sea has knocked out power and toppled rock walls but there are no reports of deaths 2006 Sep.10   Tongan King Tupou IV dies aged 88  The Tongan people have been plunged into mourning following the death of 88-year-old Taufa'ahau Tupou IV 2006 Jul.5   Tongan Royal Family Members Killed  The vehicle at a high speed went across the lanes into a ditch just north of Willow Rd.
 Prince Tuipelehake, 54, and Princess Kaimana Tuipelehake, 45, killed The driver of the red Ford Explorer, carrying the two also was killed Edith Delgado, 18, allegedly was racing her car at speeds up to 100 mph when she tried to pass the SUV the royal couple was traveling
2006 May.17   Second quake strikes near Tonga  5.9 earthquake hit about 6 miles below the ocean about 90 miles east-northeast of main center of Nuku'alofa 2006 May.16   Pacific states hold tsunami test  More than 30 countries around the ocean have tested a system to warn them of approaching tsunamis     Quake drill shaken by real thing
  A 5.8 earthquake has disrupted a simulated tsunami warning drill on the remote nation of Tonga 2006 May.3   Massive quake off Tonga  All tsunami warnings issued have been canceled after a 8.0 earthquake shook the region 2006 Feb.12   Tokelau decides destiny  The tiny South Pacific territory is voting on whether to become one of the world's smallest self-governing states

year 2005 Top ^

2005 Nov.23   Ailing Woods wins PGA Grand Slam  Tiger Woods won the exclusive 36-hole Slam of Golf for the record 6th time, closing with an 8-under 64 2005 Oct.17   Wie disqualified on her pro debut  16-year-old was disqualified from the Women's World Championship after finishing fourth on her professional debut 2005 Feb.16   Twin cyclones batter South Pacific  2 cyclones are battering 3 island nations with gale-force winds, heavy rains and huge seas

year 2004 Top ^

2004 Nov.25   Mickelson breaks magical '60' mark  Masters champion shot a 13-under 59 to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf 2004 Oct.28   4 jailed in Pitcairn sex trial  The men are given prison sentences for offences on the remote Pacific island, a UK colony 2004 Feb.8   NFC win record Pro Bowl  NFC stages wild rally to win over the AFC highest-scoring Pro Bowl 55-52. Bulger threw for 152 yards and 4 TDs

year 2003 Top ^

2003 Dec.7   Furyk cruises to Grand Slam title  U.S. Open champion cruised to a massive 8-shot win in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Poipu Bay 2003 Feb.1   U.S. Navy settles over Ehime Maru  Navy reached its final settlement with survivors of the victims of Japanese fishing vessel

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2001 Dec.7   Bush on Pearl Harbor 60th anniversary  Bush has vowed that campaign in Afghanistan will end in victory 2001 Nov.25   Ehime Maru laid to rest  The wreck of a Japanese fisheries vessel has been laid to rest on the bed of the Pacific Ocean 2001 Nov.8   Search ends for Ehime Maru victims  Navy divers have ended their search inside the wreckage of the Ehime Maru for the body of the last of the nine victims 2001 Jun.15   U.S. to lift Japanese vessel  Recovery of Ehime Maru, research vessel that sank after being struck by a U.S. sub, to begin in August 2001 Apr.23   Skipper reprimanded  Skipper of the sub that rammed a Japanese ship found guilty of dereliction of performance of duties and allowed to retire 2001 Apr.12   Spy plane crew arrive in Hawaii  All in good health 2001 Apr.11   Record 31-0 win  FIFA is still to find out the exact number of the record, 31-0 or 32-0 in match with American Samoa. Thompson scored 13 2001 Mar.20   Greeneville skipper takes the stand  The captain of a U.S. sub that collided with a Japanese vessel accepted full responsibility 2001 Mar.5   Court of inquiry on sub collision  Navy officials said the sub was at sea only to take civilians on tour. 2001 Feb.18   Relatives view video of ship  A robotic submersible, recorded no signs of the 9 men and boys who have been missing when the sub collided with the ship 2001 Feb.17   Officers face court probe  Navy will convene a court of inquiry to look into the sub collision that sunk the Japanese trawler   Robot finds ship sunk by sub  Japanese ship was found by remote-operated vehicle sitting upright in 2,000 feet of water 2001 Feb.13   2 civilians were at controls of sub  Civilians were at two stations in a U.S. nuclear submarine when it sank a fishing trawler   6 soldiers killed in Army helicopter  2 Army helicopters crashed during a nighttime exercise 2001 Feb.11   Hopes fade for ship survivors  Rescuers searched the Pacific Ocean for survivors of a Japanese fishing research vessel 2001 Feb.10   Sub practicing when it hit ship  7,000-ton nuclear attack USS Greeneville was practicing ascent when it hit the bottom of a Japanese fishing research ship 2001 Feb.9     U.S. sub, Japanese trawler collide
Map of Oahu Hawaii
  Submarine accidentally hit and sank fishing school vessel. 9 people missing

before year 2000
Jun. 7, 1942       Battle of Midway Island ended
Map of Midway Atoll Hawaii Hawaii
  The United States Navy decisively defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy
Dec. 7, 1941       Bombing of Pearl Harbor
Map of Pearl Harbor Hawaii Hawaii
  The surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base led to the U.S. entry into World War II
Apr. 28, 1789     Mutiny on the Bounty Map of Tahiti Polynesia
  Aboard the Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty in the south Pacific, odisaffected crewmen seized control of the ship from their captain