Shatsky Rise

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Shatsky Rise
Emperor Seamounts Chain
Hawaiian Ridge
Japan
Kamchatka
Shatsky Rise
Emperor Seamounts Chain
Hawaiian Ridge
Japan
Kamchatka
Location of Shatsky Rise [1][2][3]

The Shatsky Rise is an oceanic plateau located southeast of Japan on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. It includes what may be the largest volcano yet discovered on Earth, the Tamu Massif. The Rise and its volcanics are hypothesized to have formed during the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous epochs at the triple junction of three tectonic plates: the Pacific, the Farallon, and the Izanagi.[4]

It was named for Nikolay Shatsky (1895-1960), a Soviet geologist, expert in tectonics of ancient platforms.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Myslewski, Rik (5 Sep 2013). "The Solar System's second-largest volcano found hiding on Earth". The Register. 
  2. ^ "Exchange of Scientific Information First Step Towards Establishing a Mechanism for Sustainable Bottom Fisheries on Seamounts of the Northwest Pacific Ocean". Quarterly Research Bulletin (QRB) (NOAA Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)). March 2009. 
  3. ^ "view image of Emperor and Northern Hawaiian Ridge Seamounts". Quarterly Research Bulletin (QRB) (NOAA Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)). March 2009. 
  4. ^ Sager, William W. (2005). "What built Shatsky Rise, a mantle plume or ridge tectonics?". Special Papers (GSA) 388: 721–733. doi:10.1130/0-8137-2388-4.721. 

Coordinates: 32°02′00″N 158°04′00″E / 32.0333°N 158.0667°E / 32.0333; 158.0667