Kōkō Seamount

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The undersea Emperor seamount chain includes Kōkō

Kōkō Seamount (光孝海山?) is an underwater volcano (seamount) of the Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain in the Pacific Ocean.[1] Kōkō is an extinct volcano.[2]

The seamount is also known as the "Kōkō 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 Kōkō of Japan.[5]

The last eruption from Kōkō seamount was 48 million years ago.[6] The north side of Kōkō Seamount was formed at least 52.6 million years ago; and the south side of Kōkō is dated at 50.4 million years ago.[7]

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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; 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, "Kōkō Guyot"; retrieved 2012-6-10.
  5. "Shipboard Scientific Party, 2002. Site 1206," in Tarduno, J.A., Duncan, R.A., Scholl, D.W., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts.{Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Initial Reports), 197: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1–117. [doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.197.106.2002]; retrieved 2012-6-10.
  6. VolcanoLive.com, "Kōkō Seamount"; retrieved 2012-6-10.
  7. TenBruggencate, Jan (2006). "Hawaiian geology gets update," Honolulu Advertiser (US). September 4, 2006; retrieved 2012-6-10.

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Coordinates: 35°15.00′N 171°35.00′E / 35.25°N 171.583°E / 35.25; 171.583