Java Trench

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The oceanic trench that marks the outer, deep edge of the East Indies subduction zone, where the Indo-Australian Plate is subducting beneath the Eurasian Plate. The trench is about 6 km deep along Java, but becomes shallower to the north-west because of progressive infilling by Bengal Fan turbidites (sediments deposited by turbidity currents). There is an outer, non-volcanic arc, formed of an accretionary wedge, and a fore-arc basin.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.

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