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Pukao (seamount)


The Pukao Seamount is a submarine volcano, the most westerly in the Easter Seamount Chain or Sala y Gomez ridge. To the east are Moai (seamount) and then Easter Island. It rises over 2,500 metres from the ocean floor to within a few hundred metres of the sea surface. The Pukao Seamount is fairly young, and believed to have developed in the last few hundred thousand years as the Nazca Plate floats over the Easter hotspot.

See also

Easter Island

Sala y Gomez

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