How does the angle of subduction relate to the rate of plate movement

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  1.  How does the angle of subduction relate to the rate of plate movement

Mar 28th, 2015

In geology, subduction is the process that takes place at convergent boundaries by which one tectonic plate moves under another tectonic plate and sinks into the mantle as the plates converge. Regions where this process occurs are known as subduction zones. Rates of subduction are typically centimetres per year, with the average rate of convergence being approximately two to eight centimetres per year.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subduction


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