Saikaidō Seamounts facts for kids
Saikaidō Seamounts are an underwater feature in the Philippine Sea. The seamounts are in the northern end of the Kyushu-Palau Ridge (KPR). The seabed ridge begins in an area about 900 km from the eastern end of the Bungo Channel (豊後水道code: ja is deprecated , Bungo Suidō) or "Bungo strait" between the Japanese islands of Kyushu and Shikoku. The ridge creates a line on the ocean floor which runs southwest in the direction of the island of Palau. There is a chain of extinct volcanos on this line.
The Saikaidō underwater mountain chain is southeast of the Japanese island of Kyushu.
|Bungo Seamount||豊後海山||Named after the former Bungo Province of the Saikaidō region.|
|Buzen Seamount||豊前海山||Named after the former Buzen Province of the Saikaidō region.|
|Chikugo Seamount||筑後海山||Named after the former Chikugo Province of the Saikaidō region.|
|Chikuzen Seamount||筑前海山||Named after the former Chikuzen Province of the Saikaidō region.|
|Higo Seamount||肥後海山||Named after the former Higo Province of the Saikaidō region.|
|Hizen Seamount||肥前海山||Named after the former Hizen Province of the Saikaidō region.|
|Komahashi Seamount||駒橋海山||Named after the former Komahashi district of the Saikaidō region.|
|Komahashi-daini Seamount||駒橋第二海山||Named after the former Komahashi district of the Saikaidō region.|
|Nishinoomote Seamount||西之表海山||Named after the former Nihinoomote district of the Saikaidō region.|
|Osumi Seamount||大隅海山||amed after the former Ōsumi Province of the Saikaidō region.|
|Satsuma Seamount||薩摩海山||Named after the former Satsuma Province of the Saikaidō region.|
- Wolfram Alpha, Saikaidō Seamount Chain
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