The Pacific Ocean is the world's largest and the deepest body of water. It is about 166,284,970 sq. km, which is about 64,186,000 sq miles, It is more than one-third of the Earth's surface. The deepest point in the Pacific Ocean is the Challenger Deep. It is 11,034 meters or 36,198 feet deep. The Challenger Deep is located southwest of the island Guam.
The Pacific Ocean towards the equator has warmer temperatures than the Pacific Ocean towards the Antarctic Ocean. The North Pacific has long, cold winters and short, cool summers.
The word pacific means peaceful. However, many disastrous storms have come out of the Pacific Ocean. This ocean is best known for its incredible waves, which have been known to reach about 1.5 meters or 5 feet in the summer and about 3 meters or 10 feet in the winter. For this reason, many surfers like to brave these challenging waves every year.
Oceans make up at least two-thirds or 70 percent of our Earth's surface. There are five main oceans: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, and Arctic. Below are some important facts about the Pacific Ocean. Let's take a look.
North America and South America border the Pacific Ocean to the east while Asia and Australia border the Pacific Ocean to the west.