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Detailed Seamount Information
Raraka Atoll

IndexSMNT-162S-1449W ClassificationSmall A1 Atoll
Location16º 10.62' S
144º 53.88' W
Elongation
Irregularity
1.19 ± 0.03
1.02 ± 0.00
Plate Age51.8 - 53.8 Ma Oceanic ProvinceAbyssal Plateau
RegionTuamotu Seamount Trail Alternative Names
PlatePacific Plate Age 
Tectonic SettingHotspot Trail Seamount Top70 m
Volume2159 km3 Ocean Bottom1365 m
Shelf Edge
  Volcanic Activity 
Description
Raraka Atoll is located at 16¿ 10.6' S, 144¿ 53.9' W and is part of the Tuamotu Seamount Trail on the Pacific Plate. It is 1295 m high with the top at -70 m and ocean bottom at -1365 m. The seamount is fairly small with a volume of 2158 km3. It is relatively round and smooth with little elongation or irregularity. The azimuth is at approximately 75¿.
BATHYMETRIC MAPS  [ 4 SEAMOUNT MAPS AND 2 REGIONAL MAPS ] Click to collapse

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


Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Multibeam bathymetry

Tuamotu Seamount Trail -- Predicted satellite bathymetry
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