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Also called Pacific margin, this is a type of destructive plate margin characterized by ocean trenches, earthquakes, andesitic*volcanic chains, and young fold mountains (Schellart and Lister (2005) Earth & Planet. Sci. Lett. 231).

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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