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 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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