Bouvet Island, a dependency of Norway in the south Atlantic, is the most remote island in the world.

Bouvet Island, a dependency of Norway in the south Atlantic, is the most remote island in the world.

The first hut, built on Kapp Circoncision, in 1929, Bouvet Island

The first hut, built on Kapp Circoncision, in 1929, Bouvet Island

Bouvet Island

Bouvet Island

In 1739 a French captain named Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier discovered a remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Named for the French Captain, Bouvet Island is located miles

Beach of Nyrøysa, Bouvet Island

Beach of Nyrøysa, Bouvet Island

The Norwegian Polar Institute established a 36-square-metre (390 sq ft) research station, made of shipping containers, at Nyrøysa in 1996. On 23 February 2006, the island experienced a magnitude 6.2 earthquake whose epicenter was about 100 km (62 mi) away (originally reported as magnitude 5.5), weakening the station's foundation and causing it to be blown to sea in a winter storm

The Norwegian Polar Institute established a 36-square-metre (390 sq ft) research station, made of shipping containers, at Nyrøysa in 1996. On 23 February 2006, the island experienced a magnitude 6.2 earthquake whose epicenter was about 100 km (62 mi) away (originally reported as magnitude 5.5), weakening the station's foundation and causing it to be blown to sea in a winter storm

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