Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishYakal SeamountIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
PlaceType Seamount(s) 
Latitude 18° 14' 21" N (18.23918°)  
Longitude 126° 16' 51.1" E (126.28086°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes Additional information (en): This feature has an irregular shape and a steepness of 9°. Minimum depth (m): 2407. Maximum depth (m): 5108. Total relief (m): 2701. Dimension/size: 36 km x 43 km.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCUFN-31. Proposer: National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Philippines. History: 2018.    
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): Discoverer: Philippines survey vessel "Hydrographer Presbitero". Year of discovery: 2008. History: Named from the Shorea astylosa, "Yakal" in Filipino language, a medium to large tree about 25 to 30 meters tall which is endemic to the Philippines and commonly found in the nearby Luzon Island. Its wood is hard and dark brownish-yellow. It is used for high-grade construction, bridges and wharves, mine timber, and other installations requiring high strength and durability.    
ACUF unique id (UFI) (en): 14988759    
Coordinates in ACUF (en): Latitude: 18.202978; Longitude: 126.239083    
Part of  Philippine Sea (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2019-05-15 02:08:08 by Lonneville Britt
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