Farallon de Medinilla

Location: 16.01N, 146.05E

Elevation: 788m (2,585 ft.)  or 81 m depending on the source!  Has it been bombed that much?

Area 0.9 sq. km

Island type: raised coral ridge with flat top, coastal cliffs, and chasm between two parts.

Situated 45 nautical miles north of Saipan. This is a coral island with deep caves. It is less than half a square mile in area and is tableland with low vertical sides covered by bush and savanna grass. The shores have low cliffs with caves on the south and west sides.

Natural threats: cyclones

Human Impact: uninhabited; formerly totally undisturbed; used as a military bombing range since 1971.

Ecosystems: limestone scrub

Special features: signs of frequent landslides

 

Uracas  Maug   Ascuncion  Agrigan   Pagan  Alamagan   Guguan  Sarigan   Anatahan  Medinilla

Saipan  Tinian   Aguihan  Rota   Guam

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