Total solar eclipse
A total solar eclipse occurs in the south Pacific Ocean with thousands viewing the event on Easter Island.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
A tropical storm intensifies into Hurricane Rick off Mexico's southern Pacific coast, and is expected to make landfall in the states of Michoacán and Colima.
Hurricane Lane enters the central Pacific as a category 4 hurricane.
A total solar eclipse occurs in Indonesia, and later, east of the international date line, in the northern Pacific Ocean. A partial eclipse occurs in northern Australia, South-East Asia, and the Pacific.
The US National Academy of Sciences found that pollution from China’s manufacturing industry drifts across the Pacific Ocean and affects US cities.
The Sea Launch consortium successfully launches its Zenit-3SL carrier rocket with the Eutelsat 70B satellite from the Odyssey Launch Platform in the Pacific Ocean.
A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador with tsunami warnings in place for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico.
Canadian filmmaker and adventurer James Cameron becomes the first person in fifty years to visit the Challenger Deep, the deepest point on earth in the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean, in the Deepsea Challenger.
Japan defends dumping of water with low level radiation from the accidents in the Pacific Ocean following criticism from South Korea and Russia.
Pro-independence activists reportedly seize control of government buildings, a museum and a hotel located on land claimed by ethnic Polynesians.
The "Plastiki", a catamaran made out of recycled plastic, arrives in Sydney, Australia, after travelling across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco, United States, to raise awareness of environmental issues.