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Detailed Seamount Information
Nihiru Atoll

IndexSMNT-167S-1428W ClassificationSmall A1 Atoll
Location16º 43.51' S
142º 50.88' W
Elongation
Irregularity
1.20 ± 0.06
1.01 ± 0.00
Plate Age47.6 - 48.4 Ma Oceanic ProvinceAbyssal Plain
RegionTuamotu Seamount Trail Alternative Names
PlatePacific Plate Age 
Tectonic SettingHotspot Trail Seamount Top205 m
Volume1119 km3 Ocean Bottom1935 m
Shelf Edge
  Volcanic Activity 
Description
Nihiru Atoll is located at 16¿ 43.5' S, 142¿ 50.9' W and is part of the Tuamotu Seamount Trail on the Pacific Plate. It is 1730 m high with the top at -205 m and ocean bottom at -1935 m. The seamount is fairly small with a volume of 1118 km3. It is relatively round and smooth with little elongation or irregularity. The azimuth is at approximately 212¿.
BATHYMETRIC MAPS  [ 4 SEAMOUNT MAPS AND 2 REGIONAL MAPS ] Click to collapse

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


Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Multibeam bathymetry

Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Predicted satellite bathymetry
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