Yōmei Seamount

seamount of the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain in the northern Pacific Ocean
The undersea Emperor seamount chain includes Yōmei

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]

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]

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