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a geological process in which one edge of a crustal plate is forced sideways and downward into the mantle below another plate

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Besides, while it's a near-certainty that a devastating subduction zone earthquake will occur sometime, the chance that it will happen tomorrow or next year are small.
Schellart said: "For the Australian region subduction zones of particular significance are the Sunda subduction zone, running from the Andaman Islands along Sumatra and Java to Sumba, and the Hikurangi subduction segment offshore the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
By analyzing how the tremor signal decays along and away from the Cascadia subduction zone, Baltay can calculate how ground motion activity from a larger earthquake will dissipate.
A comparison of their results with those from other subduction zones suggests that the area around the epicentre of the Boxing Day earthquake is very unusual, and that tsunami hazards may be particularly high in the region.
Why and how portions of a subduction zone could end up being preserved in a mountainous region "are wonderful questions that jump out of this paper," says Stephen T.
Every one of us would be reluctant to suggest a liquefied natural gas terminal on the coast here," said Oregon State University geologist Anne Trehu, who studies the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Giant earthquakes occurring on subduction zone mega-thrusts (Mw close to 9 or larger) are indeed amongst the deadliest natural hazards.
It was the crack of a subduction zone that generated the Japan quake,
A mission to study New Zealand's largest fault by lowering two sub-seafloor observatories into the Hikurangi subduction zone is underway this week.
According to the SCMP report, the quest is to get a better understanding of the subduction zone, which scientists say is unusual in part because it has a deposit of soft sediment several kilometres thick.
Re-Re-positioning the Present features a series of video installations collected under the title The Subduction Zone.
Many heavily populated areas, such as Napier, Gisborne, Nelson, Wellington, Blenheim and Palmerston North, are in regions above the Hikurangi subduction zone.
Summary: Mexico's location makes the country prone to strong earthquakes because it is in a so-called subduction zone
With a similar quake and tsunami looming on the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the Washington coast, Inslee said he left convinced that one of the best ways to save lives is to educate coastal residents about where - and how - to evacuate before a wall of water slams into the shore.
The tsunami originated along the Makran Subduction Zone, an active boundary between converging tectonic plates that descends northward beneath Iran and Pakistan.