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Underwater mountain twice as high the world’s tallest building found


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Seafloor mapping during a Schmidt Ocean Institute expedition has revealed an underwater mountain twice as high as the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, in international waters off Guatemala.

The 1,600-meter (5,249-foot) seamount covers 14 square kilometers and sits 2,400 meters below sea level.

Using the EM124 multibeam echosounder on Schmidt Ocean Institute’s exploration and research vessel Falkor (too), the seafloor feature was discovered 84 nautical miles outside the Guatemalan Exclusive Economic Zone during a six-day crossing this summer from Puntarenas, Costa Rica, towards the East Pacific Rise.

The Schmidt Ocean Institute on-board crew included a GEBCO-trained hydrographic expert, who confirmed that the seamount is not in any seafloor bathymetric database.

https://schmidtocean.org/massive-new-seamount-off-guatemala/

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23 hours ago, Eldorado said:

The Schmidt Ocean Institute on-board crew included a GEBCO-trained hydrographic expert, who confirmed that the seamount is not in any seafloor bathymetric database.

https://schmidtocean.org/massive-new-seamount-off-guatemala/

Nice way to crash a submarine, US navy tried it elsewhere with bad mapping...with USS San-Francisco and USS Connecticut.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a24158/uss-san-francisco-mountain-incident/

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/02/1051422572/navy-submarine-nuclear-collision-south-china-sea

https://www.forbes.com/sites/craighooper/2021/11/03/navy-faces-prospect-that-sub-crash-will-force-uss-connecticut-out-of-service/?sh=26483abc4f3c

 

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