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Subject: just continental plates ?
Category: Science > Earth Sciences
Asked by: vendel-ga
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Posted: 12 Jul 2006 17:23 PDT
Expires: 11 Aug 2006 17:23 PDT
Question ID: 745781
Ive noticed that the great depths of the pacific - the Mariana trench
is identically formed like the islands of Japan, Shakalin and the
small islands northwards, and of course there has to be an reasonable
reason to it.

I find it hard to believe that the Mariana trench and Japan EVER have
had a very close relationship, because of the height/depth
differences. Mountains are formed by glaciers, rivers or continental
plates moving towards eachother.
The mariana trench IS at the very rim of a continental plate, being
pushed downwards, but is seemingly not close enough to form Japans
geographic look, as the trench is too far away from The Japanese
islands, and since the trench is at the rim of another plate, I just
dont get it....

I've struggled with this since I was a child of 13.... Please help ? I
can stand the wait. Ive bought a package with ibux. :)

- Vendel
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: just continental plates ?
From: qed100-ga on 15 Jul 2006 20:43 PDT
Indeed, Japan itself resides at the edge of a subduction zone. That's
why there are so many earthquakes on the Japanese islands; it's a
highly geologically active region. The crescent shape of the Mariana
Trench doesn't really correspond tit-for-tat to the distribution of
the islands. It's largely a coincidence.
Subject: Re: just continental plates ?
From: vendel-ga on 16 Jul 2006 04:11 PDT
Coincidence ? Take a further look. It has the same formation (and
length) and follow these islands patterns extremely exact ! If you
look at the Japanese islands (south in the country) you'll see its the
same formation in the trench as well!

Are you possibly sure ? :s 
Its just seem too unlikely that its just a coincidence .... But please
understand. I just want you to confirm this, Im not doubting on your
experience and knowledge :)
Subject: Re: just continental plates ?
From: vendel-ga on 16 Jul 2006 05:29 PDT
I made a map for you

As Im sure you see, the depths left of Sakhalin do also have the same
formation as the island. Funny though if all of these years of
struggle to understand, is nothing to understand at all. Its all just
coincidences... *grin*

....or should I cry?

but thank you guys, I love this google service.

I bid you a good day
Ingmund Bygstad (25ys)

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