The Society hotspot is a volcanic hotspot located in the Pacific Ocean, and is responsible for the creation of the Society Islands.
In geology, the places known as hotspots or hot spots are volcanic regions thought to be fed by underlying mantle that is anomalously hot compared with the surrounding mantle. Their position on the Earth's surface is independent of tectonic plate boundaries. There are two hypotheses that attempt to explain their origins. One suggests that hotspots are due to mantle plumes that rise as thermal diapirs from the core–mantle boundary. The other hypothesis is that lithospheric extension permits the passive rising of melt from shallow depths. This hypothesis considers the term "hotspot" to be a misnomer, asserting that the mantle source beneath them is, in fact, not anomalously hot at all. Well-known examples include the Hawaii, Iceland and Yellowstone hotspots.
The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south and is bounded by Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east.
The Society Islands are an archipelago located in the South Pacific Ocean. Politically, they are part of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France. Geographically, they form part of Polynesia.
Palmer Land is the portion of the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica that lies south of a line joining Cape Jeremy and Cape Agassiz. This application of Palmer Land is consistent with the 1964 agreement between US-ACAN and UK-APC, in which the name Antarctic Peninsula was approved for the major peninsula of Antarctica, and the names Graham Land and Palmer Land for the northern and southern portions, respectively. The line dividing them is roughly 69 degrees south.
Berbinzana is a town and municipality located in the province and autonomous community of Navarre, in northern Spain.
Moneyreagh or Moneyrea is a small village and townland in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is just off the main road between Belfast and Ballygowan. It is situated in the civil parish of Comber and the historic barony of Castlereagh Lower
German submarine U-533 was a Type IXC/40 U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. The submarine was laid down on 17 February 1942 at the Deutsche Werft yard at Hamburg as yard number 351, launched on 11 September 1942 and commissioned on 25 November 1942 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Helmut Hennig. After training with the 4th U-boat Flotilla in the Baltic Sea, U-533 was transferred to the 10th flotilla for front-line service on 1 May 1943.
Zújar is a municipality located in the province of Granada, Spain. According to the 2005 census (INE), the city has a population of 2746 inhabitants.
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Clark Ridge is a prominent rock ridge, 4 nautical miles (7 km) long, located 4 nautical miles west of Mount Lowry in the Anderson Hills in the northern Patuxent Range, Pensacola Mountains. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1956–66. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Larry Clark, cook at Plateau Station, winter 1967.
Warren Nunatak is a nunatak located 4 nautical miles (7 km) east of Mount Capley, along the east side of the Nimbus Hills in the Heritage Range. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1961-66. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Arthur D. Warren, auroral scientist at Ellsworth Station in 1958.
Holst Point is a point at the head of Beascochea Bay which divides it into two arms, on the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. It was first charted by the British Graham Land Expedition under John Rymill, 1934–37, and was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1959 for Axel Holst, a Norwegian biochemist who in 1907, with Theodor C.B. Frølich, first produced experimental scurvy and laid the foundations for later work on vitamins.
Mount Reece is a sharp, ice-free peak in the Antarctic Peninsula, 1,085 m, standing 4 nautical miles (7 km) west of Pitt Point and 3 km southeast of Skakavitsa Peak. It is the second highest point of Kondofrey Heights forming the south wall of Victory Glacier on the south side of Trinity Peninsula. Charted in 1945 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) and named for Alan Reece, leader of the FIDS Deception Island base in 1945, and meteorologist and geologist at the Hope Bay base in 1946. Reece, a member of the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (NBSAE), 1949–52, was killed in an airplane accident in the Canadian Arctic in 1960.
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The Tarava seamounts are a group of seamounts in the southern Pacific Ocean, southwest of the Society Islands. They are formed by five guyots and a number of cone-shaped seamounts. Of Eocene-Oligocene age, they may have formed under the influence of a hotspot.
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A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.
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