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Wadati-Benioff zone

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EtymologyEdit

Named after the two independent discoverers: the Japanese seismologist Kiyoo Wadati, and the American seismologist Hugo Benioff

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Wadati-Benioff zone (plural Wadati-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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