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Sediments in Qiongzhou Strait by Leizhou Peninsula and Hainan Island, China

20.0N 110.3E

June 12th, 2011 Category: Sediments

China - June 10th, 2011

Sediments surround the Leizhou Peninsula (above) and are present in the Qiongzhou Strait and some of the coastline of Hainan Island (below).

The strait, also called the Hainan Strait, separates the Leizhou Peninsula in Guangdong, southern China, from Hainan Island.

It also connects the Gulf of Tonkin in the west to the James Shoal on the eastern edge of the South China Sea. The strait has an average width of 30 km and a maximum water depth of approximately 120 m.


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