|Summit depth||Below Sea level|
|Location||west of Easter Island|
|Age of rock||Pleistocene|
|Last eruption||>100,000 BCE|
The Pukao Seamount is a submarine volcano, the most westerly in the Easter Seamount Chain or Sala y Gómez ridge. To the east are Moai (seamount) and then Easter Island. It rises over 2,500 metres from the ocean floor to within a few hundred metres of the sea surface. The Pukao Seamount is fairly young, and believed to have developed in the last few hundred thousand years as the Nazca Plate floats over the Easter hotspot.
- Haase, Karsten M.; Peter Stoffers and C. Dieter Garbe-Schönberg (October 1997). "The Petrogenetic Evolution of Lavas from Easter Island and Neighbouring Seamounts, Near-ridge Hotspot Volcanoes in the SE Pacific". Journal of Petrology 38 (06): 785–813. doi:10.1093/petrology/38.6.785. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
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