Benioff zone

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EtymologyEdit

Named after the discoverer, American seismologist Hugo Benioff

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Benioff zone (plural Benioff zones)

  1. (geology) A deep level seismic zone on the line of subduction. This zone can be as deep as 700km.

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Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 18:59