Yōmei Seamount

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

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

The undersea Emperor seamount chain includes Yōmei

This seabed mountain is named after Emperor Yōmei of Japan.

The last eruption from Yōmei seamount was between 60 million[3] and 65 million years ago.[4]



  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; Geographic.org, "Yomei Seamount"; 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. VolcanoLive, Suiko Seamount; TenBruggencate, Jan (2006). "Hawaiian geology gets update," Honolulu Advertiser (US). September 4, 2006; retrieved 2012-6-10.
  4. VolcanoLive, Nintoku Seamount

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42°20′N 170°07′E / 42.333°N 170.117°E / 42.333; 170.117