Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishXuyou HillIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
PlaceType Hill(s) 
Latitude 10° 22' 18.5" N (10.3718°)  
Longitude 154° 17' 6.8" W (-154.28523°)  
Min. Lat 10° 20' 18" N (10.3383°)  
Min. Long 154° 18' 24" W (-154.3067°)  
Max. Lat 10° 24' 6" N (10.4017°)  
Max. Long 154° 15' 42" W (-154.2617°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes Additional information (en): This feature has a nearly oval shape. Three features in this area have been named after three Chinese hermits during the pre-Qin period (Paleolithic - 221 B.C.): Boyi Knoll, Shuqi Hill and Xuyou Hill. Minimum depth (m): 4450. Maximum depth (m): 5100. Total relief (m): 650. Dimension/size: 4.8 km × 7.0 km.     
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCUFN-31. Proposer: China Ocean Mineral Resources R&D Association (COMRA). History: 2020.    
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): Discoverer: Chinese research vessel "Xiang Yang Hong 3". Year of discovery: 2017. History: Named after Xuyou, the first hermit in ancient China with written records. He won the respect of later generations with his indifference to fame and fortune and was regarded as the originator of the hermit culture.    
Part of  North 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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