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Explorer Seamount
Summit depth 830 m (2,723 ft)
Location
Location North Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 49°05′N 130°48′W / 49.083°N 130.800°W / 49.083; -130.800Coordinates: 49°05′N 130°48′W / 49.083°N 130.800°W / 49.083; -130.800
Country Canada
Geology
Type Submarine volcano
Age of rock Holocene

The Explorer Seamount is a seamount located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is on the Explorer Ridge, a tectonic spreading centre that separates the Pacific and Explorer plates and so the volcanism is rift-related. It is the namesake of the Explorer Ridge.

Explorer Seamount is named after the Coast and Geodetic Survey ship Explorer, which ran from 1940 to 1943 in the northern Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Alaska.

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