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.
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No man is an island, but in Gambia I’ve found James Island and it even comes complete with Fort James! Thanks: Mememe
Friday, 1st September 2006
At first glance Hart Island in the Long Island Sound, New York, seems a rather inconspicuous little island. Dig a little deeper… and things get a little more disturbing. In 1869 Hart Island was established as…
Thursday, 31st August 2006
Cockburn Island is a ‘ghost’ island in Ontario, which despite the apparent signs of life (there’s a small town and marina) has an official population of zero. The 1996 census listed a population of just two,…
Wednesday, 30th August 2006
Welcome to the loose collection of islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean known as South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Currently an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, the glacier covered main island of South…
Tuesday, 29th August 2006
(It’s Island Week all this week at GGSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. Catchy name, huh?) The tiny volcanic island of Iwo Jima, part of the Ogasawara Islands, is just over 1000km south…
Monday, 28th August 2006
Previously on Google Sightseeing