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A record of spontaneous subduction initiation in the Izu–Bonin–Mariana arc
Arculus, R.J.; Ishizuka, O.; Bogus, K.A.; Gurnis, M.; Hickey-Vargas, R.; Aljahdali, M.H.; Bandini-Maeder, A.N.; Barth, A.P.; Brandi, P.A.; Drab, L.; do Monte Guerra, R.; Hamda, M.; Jiang, F.; Kanayama, K.; Kender, S.; Kusano, Y.; Li, H.; Loudin, L.C.; Maffione, M.; Marsaglia, K.M.; McCathy, A.; Meffre, S.; Morris, A.; Neuhaus, M.; Savov, I.P.; Sena, C.; Tepley III, F.J.; van der Land, C.; Yogodzinski, G.M.; Zhang, Z. (2015). A record of spontaneous subduction initiation in the Izu–Bonin–Mariana arc. Nature Geoscience 8(9): 728–733.
In: Nature Geoscience. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 1752-0894, more
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  • Arculus, R.J.
  • Ishizuka, O.
  • Bogus, K.A.
  • Gurnis, M.
  • Hickey-Vargas, R.
  • Aljahdali, M.H.
  • Bandini-Maeder, A.N.
  • Barth, A.P.
  • Brandi, P.A.
  • Drab, L.
  • do Monte Guerra, R.
  • Hamda, M.
  • Jiang, F.
  • Kanayama, K.
  • Kender, S.
  • Kusano, Y.
  • Li, H.
  • Loudin, L.C.
  • Maffione, M.
  • Marsaglia, K.M.
  • McCathy, A.
  • Meffre, S.
  • Morris, A.
  • Neuhaus, M.
  • Savov, I.P.
  • Sena, C.
  • Tepley III, F.J.
  • van der Land, C.
  • Yogodzinski, G.M.
  • Zhang, Z.

    How plate tectonic subduction is initiated is unclear. Analysis of sediments and rock cores taken from the Izu–Bonin–Mariana subduction zone trench suggests subduction started spontaneously in this region around 50 million years ago.

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