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'Lost' Tectonic Plate Found Under California

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

'Lost' Tectonic Plate Found Under California


news.discovery.com said:

Ever have one of those days when you canít find anything: your keys, your cell phone or that darned Farallon tectonic plate? Iím happy to report some progress on the plate. The Farallon plate, whatís left of it, is just fragments of oceanic crust off the West Coast. The lost part was pushed east and subducted under the North American plate, probably accompanied by a ultra-ultra-low frequency, multi-million-year-long munching sound that canít even be heard by elephants.

Scientists are now reporting they have found a big chunk of the Farallon plate still stuck in the subduction digestion system, so to speak, some 100 to 200 kilometers under California. The researchers explain it all in far more appropriate and scientific terms in a paper in this weekís issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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