Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishRaijin SeamountIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
PlaceType Seamount(s) 
Latitude 23° 42' 18" N (23.705°)  
Longitude 143° 18' 6" E (143.3016667°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes Corrected latitude/longitude (GEBCO August 2011 error: 23°42'36"N/141°48'0"W) Updated with GEBCO May 2014.    
Previous coordinates: Lat: 23.705; Long: 143.30167    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal: Associated meeting: SCUFN-22. Proposer: Hisayoshi Yokose, Kumamoto University, Japan; Hirokazu Maekawa, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan; and Makoto Yuasa, Geological Survey of Japan. Year of proposal: 2009.    
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery: Discoverer: Japanese research vessel "Yokosuka". Year of discovery: 2009. History: Named from the Japanese god of thunder "Raijin", having a circle of drums.    
Additional information: This feature has a conical shape. Minimum depth (m): 3738. Maximum depth (m): 5649. Total relief (m): 1911. Dimension: 296 km².    
Part of  North Pacific Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2016-04-23 15:22:42 by Oset Garcia Paula
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