Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishQiongjiu KnollIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
PlaceType Knoll(s) 
Latitude 9° 25' 29.5" N (9.42485°)  
Longitude 153° 29' 40.2" W (-153.4945°)  
Min. Lat 9° 23' 36" N (9.3933°)  
Min. Long 153° 31' 24" W (-153.5233°)  
Max. Lat 9° 27' 18" N (9.455°)  
Max. Long 153° 27' 54" W (-153.465°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes Additional information (en): This feature has a nearly round shape. The Qiongju Knoll, the Qiongyao Knoll and the Qiongjiu Knoll, all jade-named, are adjacent to each other, forming a group naming system. Minimum depth (m): 4664. Maximum depth (m): 5162. Total relief (m): 498. Dimension/size: 5.5 km × 5.5 km.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCUFN-34.2. Proposer: China Ocean Mineral Resources R&D Association (COMRA). History: 2020.     
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): Discoverer: Chinese research vessel "Dayang Yihao". Year of discovery: 1995. History: "Qiongjiu" is a string of exquisite jade pendant. Jade played an important role in the life of the ancients, who believed that jade was an auspicious ornament. A good piece of jade can bring good luck to people and avoid bad luck.    
Part of  North Pacific Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2023-07-26 16:22:28 by Lonneville Britt
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