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Detailed Seamount Information
Pukarua Atoll

IndexSMNT-183S-1370W ClassificationSmall A2 Atoll
Location18º 19.19' S
137º 00.71' W
Elongation
Irregularity
1.94 ± 0.05
1.16 ± 0.13
Plate Age36.8 - 37.3 Ma Oceanic ProvinceAbyssal Plateau
RegionTuamotu Seamount Trail Alternative Names
PlatePacific Plate Age 
Tectonic SettingHotspot Trail Seamount Top310 m
Volume2109 km3 Ocean Bottom2505 m
Shelf Edge
  Volcanic Activity 
Description
Pukarua Atoll is located at 18¿ 19.2' S, 137¿ 0.7' W and is part of the Tuamotu Seamount Trail on the Pacific Plate. It is 2195 m high with the top at -310 m and ocean bottom at -2505 m. The seamount is fairly small with a volume of 2108 km3. It is slightly elongated in a southeast, northwest direction with an azimuth of 133¿. The edges of the seamount are relatively smooth.
BATHYMETRIC MAPS  [ 4 SEAMOUNT MAPS AND 2 REGIONAL MAPS ] Click to collapse

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


Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Multibeam bathymetry

Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Predicted satellite bathymetry
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