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

Usage examples (38)
  • This blue line here, that's what we call the subduction zone, so that's kind of where the plates, one lays on top of the other.
  • The west coast of South America is referred to as a subduction zone.
  • KELLAN: Intraslab quakes begin deep in the earth in undersea areas called subduction zones.
  • And that is called the subduction plate shift, or subduction -- that's what it is, a subduction fault. for more
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