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June 17, 2013

New Subduction Zone

by Herb Saperstone

http://monash.edu.au/news/show/new-embryonic-subduction-zone-found

Plate TectonicsOh my! A new subduction zone is discovered off the coast of Portugal. What does this mean? For fans of  Plate Tectonics you can expect the Atlantic Ocean to close- bringing together the North American and European Plates. Don’t hold your breath…the process would take 200 million years.

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