Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishBasho SeamountIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version)   
PlaceType Seamount(s) 
Latitude 22° 19' 4.2" N (22.31783°)  
Longitude 128° 40' 33.6" E (128.676°)  
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: 1997. History: Named after the Japanese poet Basho Matsuo (1644-1694), the most famous poet during the Edo period of Japan. Basho is the first name as, at that time, it was common and popular for Japanese writers to be called by their first names. This feature is part of the Great Writers Seamount Province.    
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 feature has an almost conical shape and a steepness of ~ 17 %. Most of the Japanese writers relevant to the Great Writers Seamount Province were active in late 1800's to early 1900's. Minimum depth (m): 2265. Maximum depth (m): 5317. Total relief (m): 3052. Dimension: 35 km × 30 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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