Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishVaehira HillIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
PlaceType Hill(s) 
Latitude 15° 10' 48.8" S (-15.18021°)  
Longitude 134° 23' 18.5" W (-134.38846°)  
Min. Lat 15° 11' 15.5" S (-15.1876°)  
Min. Long 134° 23' 46.4" W (-134.3962°)  
Max. Lat 15° 10' 21.7" S (-15.1727°)  
Max. Long 134° 22' 51.5" W (-134.381°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes Additional information (en): This feature has a round shape. Minimum depth (m): 4050. Maximum depth (m): 4365. Total relief (m): 315. Dimension/size: 1.9 km x 1.9 km.     
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCUFN-34.2. Proposer: Caladan Oceanic LLC, Texas, USA. History: 2020.    
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): Discoverer: Research vessel DSSV Pressure Drop. Year of discovery: 2019. History: Named from the Tahitian word “Vaehira” which means “Princess of the waters” in that language. The feature is located near Tahiti.    
Part of  South Pacific Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2022-07-29 15:10:08 by Lonneville Britt
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