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Earthquake swarms reveal missing piece of tectonic plate-volcano puzzle

June 19, 2019 - General

Deep under the ocean bed, a sinking tectonic plate causes a “swarm” of earthquakes, feeding molten rock into newly forming volcanoes, new research has discovered.

Deep earthquake swarms show the path of fluids released from the subducted Pacific Plate
[Credit: Lloyd White, University of Wollongong]Earthquake swarms are when a large number of earthquakes occur close together over a short period. Researchers found two such swarms while…

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