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UMMOA discovers and lays claim to islet

The Geographer of the United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago (UMMOA) has discovered a new islet whose existence the government was not aware of previously.

Live Search Maps enhanced satellite image of Yahoo Islet

The islet appears to be south of Serranilla Bank. Since the islet was first detected through a very meticulous search of Yahoo! Maps — the Geographer of UMMOA was searching for Serranilla Bank as a whole, and even that search proved to be far from easy —, it was given the name of Yahoo Islet.

It appears that originally Yahoo Islet was named Beacon Cay. According to the Wikipedia, Yahoo Islet is completely overbuilt with houses and some military facilities, which were used by the US Marines during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The station is abandoned today.

Yahoo Islet is located approximately at latitude 15° 44′ 58.86” North and longitude 79° 45′ 35.52” West (15.749683, -79.759868).

The Government of UMMOA officially lays claim to Yahoo Islet.

UMMOA also lays claim to any other islets or cays that can be found in either Serranilla Bank or Bajo Nuevo Bank, and which cannot be viewed even through high resolution Internet maps.

Further details about Yahoo Islet can be found at the following link:

http://ummoa.net/yahooislet.html

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