Suiko Seamount

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Suiko Seamount, also called Suiko Guyot, is a guyot of the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain in the Pacific Ocean.

The name[edit]

Suiko Seamount was named by in 1954, and in 1967 the name was approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names; the 33rd Emperor of Japan was Empress Suiko, who reigned from 593 to 628.[1]


The last eruption from Suiko Seamount occurred 60 million years ago, during the Paleogene Period of the Cenozoic Era.[2][3]

Suiko Seamount rises 4,500 metres (14,800 ft) [1] from the floor of the Pacific, to 951 metres (3,120 ft) from the ocean's surface.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Calgue David A., Dalrymple G. Brent, Greene H. Gary, Wald Donna, KonoMasaru, Kroenke Loren W. "BATHYMETRY OF THE EMPEROR SEAMOUNTS" (PDF). deepseadrilling. Retrieved 1 May 2018.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Suiko Seamount, North - John Search
  3. ^ Suiko Seamount, Central Region - John Search


  • Jackson, Everett D.; Koizumi, Itaru; Kirkpatrick, R. James; Avdeiko, Gennady; Clague, David; Dalrymple, G. Brent; Karpoff, Anne-Marie; McKenzie, Judith; Butt, Arif; Ling, Hsin Yi; Takayama, Toshiaki; Green, H. Gary; Morgan, Jason; Kono, Masaru (1980). "Site 433: Suiko Seamount" (PDF). Deep Sea Drilling Project Initial Reports. 55: 127–282. doi:10.2973/dsdp.proc.55.106.1980.

Coordinates: 44°35′N 170°20′E / 44.583°N 170.333°E / 44.583; 170.333