Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishRunaway ValleyIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version)   
EnglishRunaway SeavalleyNew Zealand Gazetteer   
PlaceType Valley 
Latitude 37° 13' 43.9" S (-37.22886°)  
Longitude 177° 55' 40.8" E (177.92801°)  
Min. Lat 37° 26' 0" S (-37.4333°)  
Min. Long 177° 51' 37.4" E (177.8604°)  
Max. Lat 37° 5' 41.1" S (-37.0948°)  
Max. Long 178° 5' 57.4" E (178.0993°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version), available online at
Notes GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery: History: Named in association with Cape Runaway on the adjacent New Zealand mainland, which was named by Capt. Cook in 1769 after Maori in canoes, who had approached Cook's ship in a hostile way, hurried away after shots were fired at them.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal: Associated meeting: SCUFN-29. Proposer: New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB). History: 2016.    
Additional information: This feature is a N-S trending downslope break off the shelf edge, located in the outer Bay of Plenty region, offshore from the E coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The name first appeared on NZ Coastal Bathymetry Series (CBS) chart 'Bay of Plenty' in 1973. Minimum depth (m): 550. Maximum depth (m): 2200. Total relief (m): 1650. Dimension: 50 km    
Part of  South Pacific Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2018-09-13 16:53:11 by Lonneville Britt
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