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Fakarava Atoll

IndexSMNT-162S-1457W ClassificationSmall A1 Atoll
Location16º 12.49' S
145º 39.32' W
Elongation
Irregularity
1.33 ± 0.24
1.10 ± 0.02
Plate Age53.7 - 59.6 Ma Oceanic ProvinceAbyssal Plateau
RegionTuamotu Seamount Trail Alternative Names
PlatePacific Plate Age 
Tectonic SettingHotspot Trail Seamount Top150 m
Volume1880 km3 Ocean Bottom1320 m
Shelf Edge
  Volcanic Activity 
Description
Fakarava Atoll is located at 16¿ 12.5' S, 145¿ 39.3' W and is part of the Tuamotu Seamount Trail on the Pacific Plate. It is 1170 m high with the top at -150 m and ocean bottom at -1320 m. The seamount is fairly small with a volume of 1879 km3. It is relatively round and smooth with little elongation or irregularity. The azimuth is at approximately 111¿.
BATHYMETRIC MAPS  [ 4 SEAMOUNT MAPS AND 2 REGIONAL MAPS ] Click to collapse

Fakarava Atoll -- Multibeam data merged with predicted satellite bathymetry
Fakarava Atoll -- Multibeam bathymetry
Fakarava Atoll -- Predicted satellite bathymetry
Fakarava Atoll -- Residual bathymetry


Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Multibeam bathymetry

Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Predicted satellite bathymetry
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