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subduct

 [sub-dukt´]
to draw down.

sub·duce

, subduct (sŭb-dūs', sŭb-dŭkt'),
To pull or draw downward.
[L. sub-duco, pp. -ductus, to lead away]

subduct

/sub·duct/ (-dukt´) to draw down.

sub·duce

, subduct (sŭb-dūs', -dŭkt')
To pull or draw downward.
[L. sub-duco, pp. -ductus, to lead away]

subduct

to draw down.
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Information gathered by the observatories will give scientists important new insights into the behaviour of slow-slip events and their relationship to great earthquakes along the subduction plate boundary.
According to the study, the possible subduction of tectonic plates could also tell scientists more about Europa's composition and about our own home.
There are two subduction zones in the United States.
Other than considering the effects of paleo-bathymetric features that have been incorporated into the subduction zone (Scholz & Small, 1997), another factor that may influence this behavior is the composition of clay minerals that make up the shear surface on the subduction channel.
Both the subduction zones experience seismicity, which is more pronounced along the ridge of the Apennines, and in the foothills of the Alps.
But ultimately, this dichotomy also wouldn't exist without water: to create future subduction zones, convective stresses have to be able to rupture the lithosphere.
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.
It is widely accepted that the oblique subduction of Sumatra is partitioned into normal subduction along the trench and strike-slip along the trench-parallel Sumatran Fault [7] .
All the case studies deal with subduction zones, except those of Leeman et al.
The Cenozoic geological history of Borneo records subduction of the proto-South China Sea and Miocene collision after this ocean lithosphere was eliminated, and a variety of effects resulting from long-term subduction beneath SE Asia.