The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center canceled a tsunami warning less than an hour after it was issued Wednesday for Kermadec Island, Tonga and New Zealand. A tsunami was detected following a major earthquake nearby.
Survivors of a deadly earthquake-triggered tsunami which hit the Samoan islands Tuesday have described how they watched the inrushing sea swallow up coastal towns and villages leaving devastation in its wake.
Searchers rescued at least 53 people, but 86 were still missing on Saturday, two days after their ferry capsized in the Pacific Ocean near Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa, a search and rescue officer said.
Los Angeles International airport is becoming ever more important as the new gateway into the United States for travelers from Asia. But even frequent flyers who cross the Pacific Ocean often have to ask themselves, "what day is it?" as passing over the international dateline adds to the confusion felt by jet-lagged travelers.