subduction zone


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subduction zone

n
(Geological Science) geology a long narrow, often arcuate, zone along which subduction takes place

sub·duc·tion zone

(səb-dŭk′shən)
A convergent plate boundary where one plate sinks (subducts) beneath the other, usually because it is denser. See more at tectonic boundary.
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Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced that Oregon State University will receive more than $400,000 in federal funds to research how large earthquakes, like ones that could strike in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, would affect the western electrical grid.
Even though 11 earthquakes have hit Makran region in Pakistan this year, which is classified as a subduction zone in which two tectonic plates overlap, this does not mean Oman is prone to tsunami.
This team analyzed 12 years of real data from seismic stations in the region and found similar signals and results: Cascadia's constant tremors quantify the displacement of the slowly slipping portion of the subduction zone. In the laboratory, the authors identified a similar signal that accurately predicted a broad range of fault failure.
In turn, erosion of those mountains by wind, water and other forces can produce more sediments which feed back into the subduction zone and restart the cycle by increasing the speed of subduction.
Indonesia has endured an especially active year for major tremors owing to increased activity along the subduction zone where the Australian and Sunda plates overlap.
One lies in the Indonesian subduction zone, Sumatra, and the other in the Makran subduction zone in the Sea of Oman," said an official from PACA.
Thursday's announcement came the same day that the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries released a study stating a projected magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone off the Oregon coast could injure 27,000 Portland residents and displace more than 85,000 others.
Chinese and Pakistani scientists have teamed up to survey the trench that is a seismically active zone in the Arabian Sea, where one plate is inching beneath the other in a "subduction zone".
Re-Re-positioning the Present features a series of video installations collected under the title The Subduction Zone.
The Hikurangi subduction zone, the boundary between the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, could produce a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, scientists at the (https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/Learning/Science-Topics/Earthquakes/New-Zealands-Largest-Fault) GNS Science research institute said.
Mexico is located above a type of fault line called a subduction zone. A subduction zone is an area where the ocean floor forces its way beneath the edge of a continent.
Summary: Mexico's location makes the country prone to strong earthquakes because it is in a so-called subduction zone