Today’s Earthquake Fact
Subduction zones are found where one plate overrides, or subducts, another, pushing it down into the mantle where it melts. An example of a subduction-zone plate boundary is found along the northwest coast of the United States, western Canada, and southern Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Subduction zones are characterized by deep-ocean trenches, shallow to deep earthquakes, and mountain ranges containing active volcanoes.
Today in Earthquake History
November 27, 1945
M 8.0, India – 4,000 persons reported killed. One of the world's deadliest earthquakes. Severe damage at… Read More