Shatsky Rise

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Location of Shatsky Rise

The Shatsky Rise is an oceanic plateau southeast of Japan.[1] It lies on the floor of the Pacific Ocean.[1]

It includes what may be the largest volcano yet discovered on Earth, the Tamu Massif.[2] The Rise and its volcanics may have formed during the Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous epochs. It is at the triple junction of three tectonic plates.[3] These are the Pacific, the Farallon, and the Izanagi.[3]

It was named after Nikolay Shatsky (1895-1960), a Soviet geologist. He was an expert in tectonics of ancient platforms.

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