Hall Islands

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Hall Islands is located in Pacific Ocean
Hall Islands
Hall Islands
Location of the Hall Islands in the Pacific Ocean
Landsat picture of the Hall islands: Nomwin to the west, Murilo to the east

The Hall Islands are a group of two large atolls in the northern part of the state of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia.[1] In the broader sense, a third and smaller atoll is included.

Nomwin, the western atoll,[2] and Murilo, the eastern one,[3] are located about 9 km apart, being the emergent parts of a twin-lobed seamount. Murilo and Nomwin each harbor a population of more than 1,000 people.[1] They lie roughly 100 km to the north of Chuuk Lagoon. Uninhabited East Fayu, lying 30+ km to the west of Nomwin, is sometimes included in the Halls.[2] The three atolls together account for a dry surface of about 3.5 km2 over more than 50 islets or motus.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statoids.com, retrieved December 8, 2010
  2. ^ "Oceandots - Nomwin". Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-06.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Oceandots - Murilo". Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-06.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Buden, D. W. (2011), "Reptiles of the Hall Islands, Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia" (PDF), Pacific Science, University of Hawaii Press, 65 (4): 497

Coordinates: 8°35′30″N 152°05′00″E / 8.59167°N 152.08333°E / 8.59167; 152.08333