Patton Seamount

Name

Patton Seamount

Depth

183meters

Height

3,048meters

Type

Submarine volcano

Location

Gulf of Alaska

Status

Historical

Eruption

2002

Description

Patton Seamount led from a contemplation of more than 2 miles to within 800 feet of the level surface in the Gulf of Alaska. At 3600 meters this seamount is similar in size to Mount Hood in Oregon and it is one of many unfamiliar undersea mountains here in the gulf. Patton is one of the leading seamounts in the Cobb-Eickelberg Seamount chain. It was formerly twisted near the coast of Oregon by the Cobb hotspot 33 million years ago.