Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishQingming SeamountIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
PlaceType Seamount(s) 
Latitude 15° 10' 5.9" N (15.1683°)  
Longitude 133° 55' 12" E (133.92°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): Discoverer: Chinese research vessel "Xiang Yang Hong 10". Year of discovery: 2014. History: Qingming is the fifth term of "The 24 Solar Terms" and means "pure brightness". The 24 Solar Terms is the Chinese heritage and knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun's annual motion. The ancient Chinese divided the sun's annual circular motion into 24 segments. Each segment was called a specific Solar Term. Qingming is also a festival where people commemorate their passed family members and ancestors at grave sites.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCUFN-30. Proposer: The Second Institute of Oceanography (SOA), China. History: 2017.    
Additional information (en): This feature has a polygon shape, with E and W smooth slopes, and N and S steep slopes. The 24 Solar Terms has been inscribed on the UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Minimum depth (m): 3410. Maximum depth (m): 4850. Total relief (m): 1440. Dimension: 26.5 km × 9 km    
ACUF unique id (UFI) (en): 15175844    
Coordinates in ACUF (en): Latitude: 15.1683; Longitude: 133.92    
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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