Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishQiongyao KnollIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
PlaceType Knoll(s) 
Latitude 9° 28' 18.3" N (9.47176°)  
Longitude 153° 46' 12.8" W (-153.77023°)  
Min. Lat 9° 26' 24" N (9.44°)  
Min. Long 153° 48' 0" W (-153.8°)  
Max. Lat 9° 30' 6" N (9.5017°)  
Max. Long 153° 44' 36" W (-153.7433°)  
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): 4306. Maximum depth (m): 5113. Total relief (m): 807. Dimension/size: 6.5 km × 6.0 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: "Qiongyao" is a round shape 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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