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Researchers say there's a 10 to 20 percent chance that the Cascadia Subduction Zone will produce a magnitude-9 quake over the next half-century.
As gravity pulled the Tethys crust into the subduction zone, the crust yanked on Pangaea's Eurasian edge.
JAPAN: The South Japan Subduction Zone (Nankai Trough) has a complex pattern of three segments.
Japan - The South Japan Subduction Zone (Nankai Trough) has a complex pattern of three segments.
This collection of 13 new contributions focus on the timing and distribution of the Cretaceous to Recent evolution of the Calabrian, Carpathian, Aegean, and Anatolian segments of the Africa-Arabia-Eurasia subduction zone.
Key words: Seismotectonic, Nazca plate, subduction, Colombia.
M9 earthquakes typically occur at a specific type of tectonic boundary called a subduction zone, where one plate is gently slipping underneath another plate, which causes friction, cracking, and lifting of the plates.
That's because the area that borders the ocean, dubbed the "Ring of Fire," contains most of Earth's subduction zones.
1) subduction zone in the Sumatera-Java trench and (2) shear zone in the Sumatera-Java trench and (2) shear zone along Sumatera island.
Scientists call the places where the plates bang together subduction zones.
The Pacific Coast from northern British Columbia to Punta Gorda, near Cape Mendocino in California's Humboldt County, is the region known to geologists as the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Hart points to the wave-rippled horizon, beneath which lies the Cascadia subduction zone--the boundary where one tectonic plate, the Juan de Fuca, is sliding beneath another, the North American.