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Marine Places

Emperor Seamounts

The Emperor Seamounts stretch over 1,200 miles (2,000 km) from the northwestern Hawaiian Islands in the south to the Aleutian Trench in the north. They are the oldest part of the Emperor–Hawaii seamount chain—more than 40 million years old—with age and depth increasing to the north. The individual seamounts are named after emperors of Japan.

Midway and Hawaii - Emperor Seamountszoom image
  • Type Volcanic seamount chain
  • Length 1,200 miles (2,000 km)
  • Number of Seamounts 17