Subduction in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Subduction

when one of the Earth’s tectonic plates passes beneath the edge of another plate and into the mantle

Examples of Subduction in a sentence

Subduction can be easily demonstrated by sliding one book underneath another. 🔊

During subduction the plate that goes into the mantle pushes the plate it passes under towards the surface. 🔊

The subduction of tectonic plates can cause earthquakes and tsunamis because it affects a large part of the Earth’s crust. 🔊

There are places in Earth’s crust called subduction zones where tectonic plates often pass underneath one another. 🔊

Subduction destroys the part of the plate that goes into the mantle, but it is alright since it is replaced by other processes later. 🔊

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