Namorik, Marshall Islands

Namorik is a small and isolated atoll of the Ralik chain of atolls, located 145 km west-southwest from the large Jaluit Atoll. Its nearest neighbours are the small island of kili, 105 km to the west, and the slightly large atoll of Ebon, 117 km to the southeast.

The formation consists of two large islets that enclose a small lagoon of 8.4 km² in area. The largest of the islets (also called Namorik) wraps around the lagoon from the southwest to the northeast; the smaller island occupies the northwest corner of the atoll. They have a combined land area of 2.8 km².

image: millenium coral reefs landsat archive/usf millenium global coral reef mapping project/nasa seawifs/nasa jsc