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Moruroa Atoll

IndexSMNT-218S-1389W ClassificationIntermediate A4 Atoll
Location21º 51.03' S
138º 49.86' W
Elongation
Irregularity
2.59 ± 0.07
1.07 ± 0.04
Plate Age32.9 - 42.6 Ma Oceanic ProvinceAbyssal Plateau
RegionTuamotu Seamount Trail Alternative NamesMururoa
PlatePacific Plate Age 
Tectonic SettingHotspot Trail Seamount Top295 m
Volume8514 km3 Ocean Bottom3620 m
Shelf Edge
  Volcanic Activity 
Description
Moruroa Atoll is located at 21¿ 51' S, 138¿ 50' W and is part of the Tuamotu Seamount Trail on the Pacific Plate. It is 3325 m high with the top at -295 m and ocean bottom at -3620 m. The seamount is intermediate in size with a volume of 8514 km3. It is elongated in a northeast, southwest direction with an azimuth of 72¿. The edges of the seamount are relatively smooth.
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Moruroa Atoll -- Multibeam data merged with predicted satellite bathymetry
Moruroa Atoll -- Multibeam bathymetry
Moruroa Atoll -- Predicted satellite bathymetry
Moruroa Atoll -- Residual bathymetry


Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Multibeam bathymetry

Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Predicted satellite bathymetry
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