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Breaking the slab

Nature Geoscience volume 1, pages 730731 (2008) | Download Citation

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Two chains of seamounts on the Pacific plate subduct beneath central Japan. In the process, a fragment of the Pacific slab has become wedged in the subduction zone and may be the source of recurring deep-thrust earthquakes beneath Tokyo.

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  1. Center for Computational Geophysics, Department of Earth Science, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA.  meghan.s.miller@rice.edu

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