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ThePacific Oceanis the largest and deepest ofEarth'soceanicdivisions. It extends from theArcticOceanin the north to theSouthern Ocean(or, depending on definition, toAntarctica) in the southand is bounded by the continents ofAsiaandAustraliain the west and theAmericasin the east.At 165,250,000 square kilometers (63,800,000 square miles) in the area (as defined with a southernAntarctic border), this largest division of theWorld Ocean—and, in turn, thehydrosphere—coversabout 46% of Earth's water surface and about 32% of its total surface area, making it larger than allof Earth's land area combined (148,000,000 square kilometers).[1]The centers of both theWaterHemisphereand theWestern Hemisphereare in the Pacific Ocean. Ocean circulation (caused bytheCoriolis effect) subdivides it[citation needed]into two largely independent volumes of water, which meet attheequator: theNorth(ern) Pacific OceanandSouth(ern) Pacific Ocean.

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