Jingū Seamount

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The undersea Emperor seamount chain includes Jingū

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

The seamount is also known as the "Jingū 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 Jingū of Japan.

The last eruption from Jingū seamount was 55 million years ago.[5]

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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" Archived 2013-04-14 at the Wayback Machine; 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, "Jingū Guyot"; retrieved 2012-6-10.
  5. VolcanoLive, Jingū Seamount

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Coordinates: 38°45′N 171°15′E / 38.750°N 171.250°E / 38.750; 171.250