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  • n. A region of raised rock debris which forms between the subduction zone and any associated volcano or volcanic chain.


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  • The evolving morphologic, structural, and tectonic elements of a subduction zone's submerged forearc points to its past history of having repeatedly discharged giant earthquakes and tsunamis.

    USGS Newsroom

  • It is not a back-arc spreading centre (there is no forearc subduction zone associated with it etc).

    New Scientist - Online News


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