Ducie, Pitcairn Islands Overview
Ducie lies 290 miles (470 km) east of Pitcairn Island and is claimed by some to be the southernmost atoll in the world at 24 degrees south latitude.However, Middleton Reef is at 29 degrees south latitude, so the assertion on behalf of Ducie Island is doubtful. Ducie Island’s land area is 170 acres (1 km2) and its maximum elevation, occurring on the Westward islet, is 15 feet (4.6 m).
Ducie is located 620 miles (1,000 km) west of the edge of the Easter Plate. It was formed approximately 8 million years ago,after Oeno Island was formed by a hotspot that later caused a magma leak generated in the Oeno lineation. The leak spread over fracture zone FZ2, which was formed by the third movement of the Pacific Plate.The atoll is part of the Oeno-Henderson-Ducie-Crough seamount, speculated to be part of the southern Tuamotus.
The atoll consists of four islets: Acadia, Pandora, Westward and Edwards.The last three of these can be accessed on foot from Acadia at low tide.The islets were named by Harald Rehder and John Randall, who visited the atoll during an expedition by the Smithsonian Institution in 1975.
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View from Cruise Ship anchored in Bounty Bay. ADAMSTOWN with the entire population of 48 (Pitcairn Islands) holds the record for the Smallest capital in the world.
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The mutiny on the Bounty, aboard the British Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty on 28 April 1789, was led by Fletcher Christian against the commanding officer, William Bligh. The mutineers subsequently settled on Pitcairn Island. The Bounty was later burned off Pitcairn Island to avoid detection and to prevent desertion.
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