Japan Trench

NOUN
  1. a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Japan that reaches depths of 30,000 feet
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How To Use Japan Trench In A Sentence

  • The threat of earthquakes are not new to the area — the US Geological Survey reported that the Japan trench has had nine earthquakes of 7 magnitude or greater since 1973.
  • Tremors are common throughout Japan, and this one was near the Japan Trench, where the Pacific plate, the speediest of the earth's major slabs of crust, dives beneath the islands of Japan in what's called a subduction zone. Japan: The 'Big One' hit, but not where they thought it would
  • The relation of strong earthquake high tide period between China's continent and Japan Trench is analyzed as well.
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