The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.
U.S. Insular Areas
As we ring in 2012 here at Google Sightseeing, we know that you, too, are celebrating the New Year. Of course, depending on where you are around the globe, you’re celebrating it at very different times – sometimes more than a day apart! With that in mind, here’s your guide to the first – and the last – places on Earth to enter 2012.
Monday, 9th January 2012
Off the island of Guam, we find a floating dry-dock. I’d assumed the cargo was craned into the dry dock, but instead the dry dock slightly submerges itself (just like a submarine) so that the ship (or in this case,…
Wednesday, 13th September 2006
Just off the coast of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, is what looks rather like a Rum Slick – waste from the production of molasses at the nearby Cruzan Rum Distillery. Certainly the dark patch starts directly offshore from the…
Friday, 25th August 2006
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