Micronesian colonists gradually settled the Marshall Islands during the 2nd millennium BC, with inter-island navigation made possible using traditional stick charts. Islands in the archipelago were first explored by Europeans in the 1520s, with Spanish explorer Alonso de Salazar sighting an atoll in August 1526. Other expeditions by Spanish and English ships followed. The islands derive their name from British explorer John Marshall, who visited in 1788. The islands were historically known by the inhabitants as "jolet jen Anij" (Gifts from God).
By Marcus Landon Aydlett For Pacific Daily News Oct 5, 2022 3 hrs ago 0. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email. +1. Aydlett ... 8, 1993. Navy photo ... WFOGuam serves as a liaison of information on earthquakes and tsunamis to Guam and the CNMI, as well as to Palau, the FSM and the MarshallIslands. For the purpose of this column, I will focus on earthquakes ... 20.