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Detailed Seamount Information
Matutea Atoll

IndexSMNT-170S-1432W ClassificationSmall A2 Atoll
Location17º 01.79' S
143º 10.22' W
Elongation
Irregularity
1.60 ± 0.04
1.06 ± 0.00
Plate Age47.8 - 50.1 Ma Oceanic ProvinceAbyssal Plateau
RegionTuamotu Seamount Trail Alternative NamesMarutea
PlatePacific Plate Age 
Tectonic SettingHotspot Trail Seamount Top50 m
Volume3062 km3 Ocean Bottom1895 m
Shelf Edge
  Volcanic Activity 
Description
Matutea Atoll is located at 17¿ 1.8' S, 143¿ 10.2' W and is part of the Tuamotu Seamount Trail on the Pacific Plate. It is 1845 m high with the top at -50 m and ocean bottom at -1895 m. The seamount is fairly small with a volume of 3061 km3. It is slightly elongated in a southeast, northwest direction with an azimuth of 118¿. The edges of the seamount are relatively smooth.
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Matutea Atoll -- Multibeam data merged with predicted satellite bathymetry
Matutea Atoll -- Multibeam bathymetry
Matutea Atoll -- Predicted satellite bathymetry
Matutea Atoll -- Residual bathymetry


Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Multibeam bathymetry

Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Predicted satellite bathymetry
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