Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishGreat Writers Seamount ProvinceIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version)   
PlaceType Seamount Province 
Latitude 22° 6' 2.3" N (22.10063°)  
Longitude 128° 40' 40.6" E (128.67794°)  
Min. Lat 21° 15' 32.8" N (21.2591°)  
Min. Long 127° 30' 49.2" E (127.5137°)  
Max. Lat 23° 8' 9.3" N (23.1359°)  
Max. Long 129° 38' 57.3" E (129.6493°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version), available online at
Notes GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery: Discoverer: Japanese survey vessel "Takuyo". Year of discovery: 1996. History: Named to commemorate a number of renowned Japanese writers, most of them having been active in late 1800's to early 1900's.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal: Associated meeting: SCUFN-30. Proposer: Japanese Committee on Undersea Feature Names (JCUFN). History: 2017.    
Additional information: This Seamount Province is limited to the area covered with a broad platform known as "Urdaneta Plateau" within the scientific community working on the Philippine Sea. It includes some ten seamounts located on the Plateau. It should be noted that a number of nearby features (Seamounts, Hills, Ridges), located outside the Plateau, have also be named after renowned Japanese writers in association with the Great Writers Seamount Province. Minimum depth (m): 1653. Maximum depth (m): 6090. Total relief (m): 4437. Dimension: 235 km × 205 km    
Part of  Philippine Sea (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2018-09-13 16:53:11 by Lonneville Britt
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