North Island

North Island lies approximately 12 kilometers (6.5 nautical miles) north of Woody Island in the Amphitrite Group of the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands. The island is 300 kilometers (162 nautical miles) southeast of China’s Yulin/Longpo naval base. Satellite imagery taken in early 2016 showed the creation of a land bridge connecting North Island with its neighbor, Middle Island, just a few kilometers southeast. In March 2017, imagery revealed erosion of part of the bridge and new land cleared on North Island.

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