Suiko Seamount

guyot of the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain in the Pacific Ocean.
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The undersea Emperor seamount chain includes Suko

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

The seamount is also known as the "Suiko 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 Empress Suiko of Japan.

The last eruption from Suiko seamount was 60 million years ago.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  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"; 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, "Suiko Guyot"; retrieved 2012-6-9.
  5. VolcanoLive, Suiko Seamount; TenBruggencate, Jan (2006). "Hawaiian geology gets update," Honolulu Advertiser (US). September 4, 2006; retrieved 2012-6-10.

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Coordinates: 44°35′N 170°20′E / 44.583°N 170.333°E / 44.583; 170.333