Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishAndrew Bain Fracture ZoneIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
EnglishBain Fracture ZoneUS BGN Advisory Committee on Undersea Features (ACUF)   
PlaceType Fracture Zone 
Latitude 49° 36' 57.9" S (-49.61608543°)  
Longitude 30° 2' 47.9" E (30.04664183°)  
Min. Lat 56° 0' 0" S (-56°)  
Min. Long 24° 30' 0" E (24.5°)  
Max. Lat 43° 0' 0" S (-43°)  
Max. Long 34° 15' 0" E (34.25°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes (en): Coordinates updated (200, bb: -51, 28.866667 / -41, 35.35)    
(en): Updated coordinates (wrong input [Min. Long: 29.375°])    
Previous coordinates (en): Lat: -49.5; Long: 29.375; minLat: -56; minLong: 24.5; maxLat: -43; maxLong: 34.25    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCGN-6. Proposer: Robert L. Fisher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), USA; and Christopher J. H. Hartnady, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. Year of proposal: 1985.    
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): Discoverer: South African re-supply vessels. Year of discovery: 1978. History: Named after Andrew Geddes Bain ("Father of South African Geology": A. du Toit), a mid-1800's field geologist-mapmaker-stratigrapher who noted similarities between fossil plants    
Additional information (en): Shown as Bain Fracture Zone in the ACUF Gazetteer.    
Coordinates in ACUF (en): Latitude: -46; Longitude: 32.333333    
ACUF unique id (UFI) (en): -152468    
Part of  Indian Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2016-04-23 15:22:42 by Oset Garcia Paula
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