Meiji Seamount

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The undersea Emperor seamount chain includes Meiji

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

The seamount is also known as "Meiji 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 Meiji of Japan.

The last eruption from Meiji seamount was 62 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"; 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, "Meiji Guyot"; retrieved 2012-6-9.
  5. VolcanoLive, Meiji Seamount

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Coordinates: 53°12′N 164°30′E / 53.200°N 164.500°E / 53.200; 164.500