Kammu Seamount

seamount in the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain in the Pacific Ocean

Kammu Seamount (桓武海山) is an underwater volcano (seamount) of the Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain in the Pacific Ocean.[1] Kammu is an extinct volcano.[2]

The undersea Emperor seamount chain includes Kammu

The seamount is also known as the "Kammu Guyot" because it has a flat top.[3] This undersea geologic feature is also called a "guyot" or "tablemount".[4]

This seabed mountain is named after Emperor Kammu of Japan.

The last eruption from Kammu seamount is unknown.[5]

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References Edit

  1. Tarduno, John A. et al. "The Emperor Seamounts: southward motion of the Hawaiian hotspot plume in Earth's mantle," Science, 22 August 2003, pp. 1064-1069 DOI:10.1126/science.1086442; retrieved 2012-6-14.
  2. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, "Life-cycle of Hawaiian hot spot volcanoes" Archived 2013-04-14 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-6-14.
  3. Guyots are flat-topped because they were once above sea level, and were worn down by the sea.
  4. Geographic.org, "Kammu Guyot"; retrieved 2012-6-11.
  5. VolcanoLive.com, Kammu Seamount; retrieved 2012-6-11.

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Coordinates: 32°10′N 173°0′E / 32.167°N 173.000°E / 32.167; 173.000