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A Seismological Journey Inside the Earth – From Plate Tectonics to Deep Earth Dynamics
2016 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lecturer
Caroline Beghein, U.C. Los Angeles
The deepest part in Earth’s oceanic crust is the Mariana Trench which is a located in the western Pacific ocean east of the Mariana islands near the Philippines and Japan. The trench is the location where two tectonic plates meet (converge), the pacific and Philippines plates. The Challenger Deep is its deepest point to which four descents have been made to. Its reaches a reaches a depth of about 11 km.