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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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The Hikurangi subduction zone is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire where the Pacific tectonic plate dives beneath the Australian plate.
In the Subduction Zone Series, the artist visited Tatun Volcano Group, a group of volcanoes located in northern Taiwan, and an abandoned railway from Hualien's Yuli to Antong, where spans the junction plate area, and Taitung's Liji Badlands along the boundary between the Philippine Sea Plate to the East and the Eurasian Plate, and made those into three short videos titled Our current status, Our story and Our mashup.
The scientists on this study used computer models to figure out whether the moon's structure would allow for tectonic plate movement like that and whether subduction can occur on the ice-covered moon.
Subduction zones are the parts of the Earth where one slab of the crust is slowly sliding under another.
The structure of the Costa Rican subduction zone is heavily influenced by the heterogeneity of the subducting Cocos plate.
Other speakers said that beyond continued research on the Cascadia Subduction Zone, there needs to be continued study on social behavior - how people will react before and during a disaster.
Scientists have proposed two sites for where this subduction might have occurred: the ancestors of the modern Indian and Pacific oceans.
Their model suggests that as India collides with Eurasia, China and South-East Asia initially resist being pushed down, and then gets pushed aside instead, which leads to the unclogging of the subduction zone that allows India to keep pushing into Eurasia and creating Mt.
Water is carried mantle by deep sea fault zones which penetrate the oceanic plate as it bends into the subduction zone.
1994); this process produces in the central Mediterranean a diffuse area of deformation and fragmentation of lithosphere in subplates and includes a varied complexity of tectonic patterns such as subduction, backarc spreading, rifting, thrusting, normal and strike-slip faulting and volcanism.
They're sliding past one another horizontally, it's not a subduction zone," Baldwin said.
A team of geologists has found a new subduction zone off Portugal, representing the beginning of a phase where the European continent moves towards the Americas and the Atlantic Ocean becomes more tectonically active, before eventually closing up.
Destructive earthquakes occur frequently at plate boundaries, but the force of tectonic subduction also plays a creative role by recycling carbon dioxide (C[O.
The highest rates of seismicity in the Mediterranean region are found along the Hellenic subduction zone of southern Greece, along the North Anatolian Fault Zone of western Turkey and the Calabrian subduction zone of southern Italy.
Regions of volcanic arc magmatism associated with subduction of the oceanic plate are shown in yellow (representing a belt 80 to 250 km inboard of the subduction trench).