Kimmei Seamount

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The undersea Emperor seamount chain includes Kimmei

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

This seabed mountain is named after Emperor Kimmei of Japan.

The last eruption from Kimmei seamount was 40 million years ago.[3] Kimmei was formed at least 47.9 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, "Kimmei Seamount"; retrieved 2012-6-14.
  2. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, "Life-cycle of Hawaiian hot spot volcanoes"; retrieved 2012-6-14.
  3. VolcanoLive, Kimmei Seamount
  4. TenBruggencate, Jan (2006). "Hawaiian geology gets update," Honolulu Advertiser (US). September 4, 2006; retrieved 2012-6-10.

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Coordinates: 35°00′N 171°40′E / 35.000°N 171.667°E / 35.000; 171.667