Wake Island also known as Wake Atoll is a coral atoll in the western Pacific Ocean in the northeastern area of the Micronesia subregion , 1, miles 2, kilometers east of Guam , 2, miles 3, kilometers west of Honolulu , 1, miles 3, kilometers southeast of Tokyo , and miles 1, kilometers north of Majuro. The island is an unorganized , unincorporated territory of the United States that is also claimed by the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Wake Island is one of the most isolated islands in the world and the nearest inhabited island is Utirik Atoll in the Marshall Islands, miles kilometers to the southeast.
Wake Island: Where America's Day Really Begins
A Hard Place To Visit
The following report was contributed by our partners at the Honolulu Civil Beat. Kristin Downey - Amid mounting tensions in the Pacific, the U. Little information is publicly available about Wake, a secretive military base on a cluster of three small islands far out into the Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and Japan. Wake is operated by the U.
Wake Atoll is a U. Wake Atoll is located approximately 2, nautical miles west of Honolulu, Hawaii and is a U. The coral atoll is made up of three islands: Wake, Wilkes and Peale Islands. Wake Atoll was claimed by the United States in , with formal possession established in 18 The island was placed under administrative control of the Department of the. Navy in
Wake Island , formerly Halcyon Island , atoll in the central Pacific Ocean , about 2, miles 3, km west of Honolulu. It is an unincorporated territory of the United States and comprises three low-lying coral islets Wilkes, Peale, and Wake that rise from an underwater volcano to 21 feet 6 metres above sea level and are linked by causeways. They lie in a crescent configuration on a reef 4. Large rainwater catchments and a distillation plant for seawater have alleviated the problem. The atoll was visited by the British mariner William Wake and was charted by a U. Charles Wilkes