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Morphology of the distorted subducted Pacific slab beneath the Hokkaido corner, Japan

Miller, Meghan; Kennett, Brian; Gorbatov, A.


The intersection of the Japan and Kurile arcs is expressed as a cuspate feature at the trench, a bend in the Japanese islands, and a complex lithospheric structure and is known as the Hokkaido corner. The Pacific plate is subducting beneath the two arcs in the northwest Pacific at different velocities, which has resulted in an arc-arc collision and distortion of the subducting oceanic lithosphere. Using P and S wave tomographic images and seismicity the distorted shape of the subducted Pacific...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
DOI: 10.1016/j.pepi.2006.01.007


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