Subduction of the Juan de Fuca plate beneath the North American pla...

Subduction of the Juan de Fuca plate beneath the North American pla...

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Oceanic crust forms by eruptions along the Juan de Fuca ridge. As the Juan de Fuca plate drifts eastward, it cools, becomes more dense, and eventually dives under the less dense continental plate at the Cascadia trench.

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Image Dimensions: 2400 x 1051

Source:


Dzurisin et al. 2012