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The eruptive history of the Shatsky Rise, a large oceanic plateau in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, is poorly understood. Although it has been concluded that the Shatsky Rise volcanic edifices erupted rapidly, there are few solid chronological data to support this conclusion. Similarly, the Shatsky Rise is thought to have formed near the equator, but paleolatitude data from the plateau are few, making it difficult to assess its plate tectonic drift with time. To understand the formation history of this oceanic plateau, paleomagnetic measurements were conducted on a total of 362 basaltic lava samples cored from the Shatsky Rise at...

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