Attu is the westernmost island in the Near Islands group of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, making it the westernmost point of land in Alaska and the United States. Attu Station is located at 52░51' north latitude, 173░11' east longitude.
It is nearly 1,700 km (1,100 miles) from the Alaskan mainland and 1200 km (750 miles) northeast of the northernmost of the Kurile Islands of Ja...
Herbert Island, one of the Islands of Four Mountains group, sits to the west of the island of Chuginadak, from which it is separated by the Chuginadak Pass. (Chuginadak is visible at lower right, with Carlisle Island at upper right). Measuring measuring 10 km across, Herbert Island rises to a heigh of 1,280 m. The summit is topped by a 2 km wide caldera.
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The Galapagos Islands are found 1000 kilometres (600 miles) off the west coast of Ecuador, South America. The archipelago is made up of 13 large islands, 6 smaller islands and 107 rocks and islets. The very first island is thought to have formed between 5 and 10 million years ago, as a result of tectonic activity. The youngest islands, Isabela and Fernandina...
The Republic of Kiribati is an island nation consisting of some 33 atolls near the equator in the central Pacific. Before Europeans found the islands, they had been inhabited for two millennia by indigenous Micronesians. In 1820, the British named the islands the Gilbert Islands, after Captain Thomas Gilbert, who discovered some of the atolls in 1788. The islands eventually gained their indepen...
Arno Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, is located to the east of Micronesia in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.Arno Atoll is an atoll of 103 islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is a legislative district of the Marshall Islands. Its land area is only 5 sq mi (13 km▓), but it encloses a lagoon of 130.77 sq mi (339 km▓).
The population of the islands in the atoll is 2069.
The Leeward Islands are the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles. They are called "leeward" because the prevailing winds in the area blow from south to north. Thus, the Leeward Islands are downwind, on the backside, or leeward from the Windward Islands, the group of islands that first meet the Trade Winds coming from the south.
Hawaiian Islands (historically the Sandwich Islands) in the Pacific Ocean. All of the Islands were formed by volcanoes arising from the sea floor through a vent described in geological theory as a hotspot.
More one overlay of this high latitudes, with ice images (This overlay is from a photo taken at 29 June 2005 01:50 UTC).
The New Siberian Islands (Russian: Новосиби́рские острова) are an archipelago located to the North of the East Siberian coast between the Laptev...
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