The island, which is the western most atoll in the Hawaiian Archipelago is also the northernmost of the islands and lies further from the equator than any other shallow-water coral reef ecosystem on Earth. The atoll, which is about 10km across, consistes of a cirucular reef enclosing a large sandy lagoon.
Despite being large in size the atoll, only has a small habitable region. Green islannd, located in the south-east corner of the atoll is the only significant landmass on Kure and is less than a kilometre in size. The island is uninhabited and is currently a state wildlife refuge.
Source: Ocean Dots.