NWHI - Kure Atoll

Kure Atoll lies about 100 km WNW of Midway at longitude 178 degrees 20 minutes W and latitude 28 degrees 25 minutes N. As with all the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Kure Atoll is all that remains of a 28 million-year-old shield volcano. The atoll is about 10 km across. Kure Atoll lies at about 28 degrees 25 min- utes north latitude. This position puts Kure Atoll farther from the equator than any other shallow-water coral reef ecosystem on the earth.

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