Elevation of the Pacific seafloor, showing the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain, including Yuryaku Seamount a bit off of the V. The sharp "V" separates the Hawaiian Ridge from the older Emperor Seamount portion of the chain. Yuryaku is the center/northernmost and most elongated of the small grouping of three fairly small volcanoes near the bend.
|Type||Guyot, Hotspot volcano|
|Volcanic arc/chain||Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain|
|Last eruption||43 million years ago|
Yuryaku Seamount (also called Yuryaku Guyot) is a seamount (underwater volcano) and guyot (flat-topped) located northwest of Hawaii. It is located a little southwest of the V-shaped bend separating the Emperor Seamounts from the older Hawaiian islands, all of the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain in the North Pacific Ocean.
Geology [ edit ]
Alkalic basalt dredged from Yuryaku Seamount is similar to the alkalic basalt that caps the volcanoes in the Hawaiian Islands. Analyses gave a mean age of 42.3 ± 1.6 m.y. for Yuryaku Seamount. The data collected helped show that the age of the Hawaiian-Emperor bend is about 41 to 43 m.y. Alkalic basalt have been sampled at Yuryaku Seamount.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
- "Seamount Catalog". Seamounts database. EarthRef, a National Science Foundation project. Retrieved 2009-04-10.
- Clague, D.A., Dalrymple, G.B. and Moberly, R. (1975). "Petrography and K-Ar ages of dredged volcanic rocks from the western Hawaiian Ridge and the southern Emperor Seamount Chain". Society of America, Bulletin 86(7). The Geological Society of America. pp. 991–998. Retrieved 2009-04-11. CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- Seach, John. "Yuryaku Seamount - John Seach". Volcanic database. volcanolive.com. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
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