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Yale Researchers Find a Soft Spot in the Nazca Plate
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Yale Researchers Find a Soft Spot in the Nazca Plate

Yale Researchers Find a Soft Spot in the Nazca Plate

Utilizing land-based seismic stations, researchers from Yale College discovered that a part of the Nazca Plate weakened and deformed because it bent and slid below the adjoining South American Plate.

The Earth’s tectonic plates could also be extra versatile than beforehand thought as they slide beneath one another and dive deep under the floor, in keeping with new observations from a world geophysics crew.

Researchers learning the Nazca Plate, which is positioned beneath Peru, discovered that a part of the slab weakened and deformed because it bent and slid below the adjoining South American Plate. The information got here from land-based seismic stations that present how seismic waves transfer by buildings deep underground.

The research appears in the journal Nature Geoscience. The lead creator is former Yale graduate scholar Caroline Eakin, who’s now at the College of Southampton. Different authors are Maureen Lengthy of Yale; Lara Wagner of the Carnegie Establishment for Science; Alissa Scire, Susan Beck, and George Zandt of the College of Arizona; and Hernando Tavera of the Instituto Geofisico del Perú.

Publication: Caroline M. Eakin, et al., “Inside deformation of the subducted Nazca slab inferred from seismic anisotropy,” Nature Geoscience, 2015; doi:10.1038/ngeo2592

Picture by Lara Wagner / Carnegie Establishment for Science

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