Ewing Island

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For the island in the Auckland Islands, see Ewing Island, New Zealand.
Ewing Island
Ewing Island is located in Antarctica
Ewing Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 69°54′S 61°13′W / 69.900°S 61.217°W / -69.900; -61.217Coordinates: 69°54′S 61°13′W / 69.900°S 61.217°W / -69.900; -61.217
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Ewing Island is an ice-covered, dome-shaped island 15 kilometres (8 nmi) in diameter, lying 28 kilometres (15 nmi) northeast of Cape Collier, off the east coast of Palmer Land. It was discovered from the air on November 7, 1947 by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), under Finn Ronne, who named it for Dr. Maurice Ewing of Columbia University, who assisted in planning the RARE seismological program.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Ewing Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).