Make No Mistake, China Really Does Want to Dominate the Pacific

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Can Beijing be stopped? In this decade, the United States Navy may be displaced as the most formidable maritime presence in the Pacific Ocean. China is determined to challenge America’s ability to project military power forward into the Western Pacific. … Read More

Tsunami warning for Vanuatu and New Caledonia after 7.6 magnitude earthquake

Authorities order the ‘immediate evacuation’ of people to refuge areas, saying tsunami waves could reach up to three metres  The quake struck at a shallow 10km deep Photograph: Theo Rouby/AP A tsunami warning has been issued for the Pacific island … Read More

‘Big One’ talk swirls as 69 massive earthquakes hit the Pacific’s Ring of Fire in 48 hours

A large swath of earthquakes hit the Pacific’s so-called Ring of Fire earlier this week, prompting some to wonder if it is a precursor to the oft-discussed massive earthquake, colloquially known as “the Big One.” Sixty-nine earthquakes, including 16 tremors … Read More