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2008-07-08 09:00:36

Text of report by Papua New Guinea newspaper The National website on 8 July The seabed mineral exploration programme by Nautilus Minerals at its Solwara-1 project in New Ireland and East New Britain [ENB] is under way after its informal launching recently. The launch was signified by the Vice-Minister for Mining Ano Pala's visit to Nautilus Minerals' Nor Sky - the vessel that will be used as the platform to conduct its seabed exploration programme. Mr Pala toured Nor Sky after it...

2005-12-11 13:34:51

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 jolted an area off the north coast of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific on Monday, seismologists said, prompting a warning of local tsunamis. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said there was no risk of a Pacific-wide tsunami but warned the undersea quake could generate localized destructive tsunamis. "Earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a...

2005-09-10 10:37:47

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Efforts to assess the impact of a large earthquake deep under the sea in a remote region of Papua New Guinea were hindered on Saturday by a lack of communication with local villages, emergency officials said. Friday's quake, measuring 7.3 in magnitude shook, parts of New Britain and New Ireland provinces but there were no immediate reports of damage. "We do not believe there was much damage to villages or any loss of life, but we are still trying to contact our...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'