They only reached 5 cm high at the Loyalty Islands
, which are about 100 km (60 miles) closer to the epicentre, he said.
The FLNKS had captured a group of French gendarmes and held them hostage in a cave on Ouvea, the northernmost of the Loyalty Islands
. Ordered to rescue them, the French military had stormed the cave, rescued their colleagues and killed nineteen of the hostage takers.
An undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands
at 9.43 a.m.
Explorer of the Seas will sail from Sydney on January 25 calling at Vanuatu, Lifou in the Loyalty Islands
and New Caledonia before returning to Sydney.
Howe, The Loyalty Islands
: A History of Culture Contacts 1840-1900, University Press of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawai, USA, 1977.
New Caledonia, which includes La Grand Terre as well as the Loyalty Islands
, Ile des Pins, and other smaller offshore islets, holds a special place in the annals of Lapita archaeology.
Loyalty Islands Loyalty Islands
, part of the French territory of New Caledonia, is on the receiving end of a one-two punch from mother nature.
Though infrequently encountered, the taxa may actually be diverse and abundant within this area, which encompasses all of the Indochina and Malay peninsulas, the Philippines, Palau, the Island of Borneo and Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon and Santa Cruz Islands, Vanuatu, and Fiji; it excludes Taiwan, Australia, New Caledonia, and the Loyalty Islands
. The paucity of preserved individuals probably results from their dark pigmentations and minute sizes, adults being <6.5 mm long; Berlese extractions and sieved litter techniques are recommended over hand-collecting.
Insecta Mundi: A Journal of World Insect Systematics: The milliped order Glomeridesmida (Diplopoda: Pentazonia: Limacomorpha) in Oceania, the East Indies, and southeastern Asia; first records from Palau, the Philippines, Vanuatu, New Britain, the Island of New Guinea, Cambodia, Thailand, and Borneo and Sulawesi, Indonesia
Thursday at the epicenter, which was southeast of New Caledonia's far-flung Loyalty Islands
. Its depth was 51.8 kilometers.
It was the first women's group organized in the Loyalty Islands
. Awaqatr, a woman prominent in the village and sister of the high chief of Gaica, became the first president and Pohnime the secretary.
For Queensland, like other Pacific recruiting centres, the principal recruiting areas were the Loyalty Islands
up to 1866, the Loyalty Islands
and the New Hebrides from 1867 to 1872, the northern New Hebrides and southern Solomon Islands from 1873 to 1877, and then the northern New Hebrides, Santa Cruz and the southern Solomons from 1878 to 1882.
It is wonderful to have such a lovely ship to explore these fantastic places like the Loyalty Islands
, New Caledonia, etc.