View Full Version : Marcus Island - 1021 km from nearest land discussion

05-01-2007, 03:01 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile25248/Marcus-Island---1021-km-from-nearest-land.htm>Marcus Island - 1021 km from nearest land</a></b><br><br>Minamitori-shima (南鳥島) or Marcus Island is an isolated island in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, located at 24°18′N, 153°58′E. The Japanese meaning of the name is &quot;Southern Bird Island&quot;. It is 1.2 kmē in area. It is the easternmost territory belonging to Japan, some 1 848 km SE of Tokyo, or 1 267 East of the closest Japanese island, Minami Iō-jima of the Ogasawara Islands, and nearly on a straight line between Tokyo and Wake Island, which is 1 415 km ESE. The closest island, however, is Farallon de Pajaros of the Mariana Islands, which is 1021 km WSW of Minamitori Shima.<br />
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It is triangular in shape and as well as low lying. It was created by coral which eventually turned into a landmass. The island is surrounded by a fringing reef which range from 50 metres to 300 metres in width.<br />
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The island is unusual as it in fact gets higher the closer you get to the coast. The central area of the island is 1 metre below sea level whilst the coast is about 5 to 8 metres.<br><br><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/658159marcus.jpg>