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#Pacific Ocean

From TheJournal.ie A Frenchman has begun his epic attempt to be the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean Human Endurance This post contains videos

A Frenchman has begun his epic attempt to be the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean

Ben Lecomte’s swim between Tokyo and San Francisco will take between six to eight months.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Public warned as molten lava from Hawaii volcano reaches the ocean Laze Fumes

Photos: Public warned as molten lava from Hawaii volcano reaches the ocean

One giant lava flow grew to six meters in height and blocked a portion of a motorway.

From TheJournal.ie Seven survivors from missing ferry found drifting in a dinghy on the Pacific Ocean New Zealand

Seven survivors from missing ferry found drifting in a dinghy on the Pacific Ocean

Six adults and a baby were on board the dinghy.

From TheJournal.ie Two women who claim they were lost at sea for five months didn't activate their rescue beacon Pacific Ocean
From TheJournal.ie US sailors and two dogs rescued after five months lost at sea Pacific Ocean This post contains videos

US sailors and two dogs rescued after five months lost at sea

Jennifer Appel Tasha Fuiaba’s sailboat engine broke on 30 May and they have been stranded at sea since.

From TheJournal.ie Two men washed up on uninhabited Pacific island saved after writing 'SOS' in the sand Cast Away

Two men washed up on uninhabited Pacific island saved after writing 'SOS' in the sand

The men were stranded for about 8 days.

From TheJournal.ie The 'pause' in global warming could last another 10 years Climate Change

The 'pause' in global warming could last another 10 years

… however things will start heating up rapidly after that.

From TheJournal.ie A superfast internet cable is going to be built under the Pacific Ocean Under The Sea

A superfast internet cable is going to be built under the Pacific Ocean

The cable, which will deliver speeds of up to 60Tb/s and is being backed by six companies including Google, will be ready around mid-2016.

From The42 'The worst part of my epic 45-day Pacific Ocean excursion? When the iPods stopped working' Interview

'The worst part of my epic 45-day Pacific Ocean excursion? When the iPods stopped working'

Dubliner Philip Cavanagh recently became the first Irishman ever to row the 2,000-plus miles journey.

From The42 'It’s disgusting! We’ve gone 17 days without a shower' Interview

'It’s disgusting! We’ve gone 17 days without a shower'

Irishman Philip Cavanagh chats to TheScore.ie while rowing a 2,100-mile journey across the Pacific Ocean.

From The42 Interview: The Irishwoman set to be part of the first all-female four to row across the Pacific Ocean Challenge

Interview: The Irishwoman set to be part of the first all-female four to row across the Pacific Ocean

Aoife Ní Mhaoileoin, a doctor from Dublin, is preparing to undertake an intensive 2,400 mile-journey from California to Hawaii.

From The42 Meet the man attempting to become the first Irish person to row 2,100 miles across the Pacific Ocean Ambition

Meet the man attempting to become the first Irish person to row 2,100 miles across the Pacific Ocean

Philip Cavanagh is hoping to raise €100,000 as part of the challenge, which will involve roughly four weeks of continuous rowing.

From TheJournal.ie Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water Japan

Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water

Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know at the start of this Bank Holiday Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Five dead as 8.0 quake off Solomons sparks Pacific tsunami Earthquake

Five dead as 8.0 quake off Solomons sparks Pacific tsunami

Latest reports suggest that between 60 to 70 homes have been damaged by waves crashing into at least four villages on Santa Cruz Islands.

From TheJournal.ie 7.7 magnitude quake hits off Alaska, triggers local tsunami Earthquake

7.7 magnitude quake hits off Alaska, triggers local tsunami

Homes nearby were shaken but there have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

From TheJournal.ie These islands are first to be powered by solar energy alone Got The Power

These islands are first to be powered by solar energy alone

Tokelau islands in the Pacific have population of 1,500 and were using 2,000 barrels of diesel a year to power generators.

From TheJournal.ie Fisherman sues cruise ship that sailed past stranded vessel Castaway

Fisherman sues cruise ship that sailed past stranded vessel

The Panamanian fisherman watched his two companions die after a US cruise liner sailed past their distressed vessel in the middle of the Pacific and failed to stop.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Wednesday Take 5

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Kiribati president suggests 'floating island' contingency plan Kiribati

Kiribati president suggests 'floating island' contingency plan

The president of the Pacific island says the plan might sound like science fiction, but insists every option should be explored as the sea level rises and threatens Kiribati residents.

From TheJournal.ie Strong earthquake hits islands in Pacific Earthquake

Strong earthquake hits islands in Pacific

No damage or casualties yet reported in 7.5-magnitude quake in ‘Ring of Fire’ region.

JAPAN’S METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY has said that any radioactive material being emitted from the Fukushima I nuclear plant, where the outer containment building around one plant exploded yesterday, will be carried out to the Pacific Ocean by the overnight wind. It has also confirmed, meanwhile, that the Shinmoedake volcano near the country’s southern tip has also begun to erupt, though it could not ascertain as yet whether the eruption was related to the ongoing seismic activity. The main quake from Friday has been upgraded from magnitude 8.9 to 9, it further added.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands evacuated from Russian coastline after tsunami warning Tsunami Warning

Thousands evacuated from Russian coastline after tsunami warning

Some 11,000 people have been evacuated from the Pacific islands by the Russian authorities in anticipation of a tsunami.