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Japanese Drill Ship Fails to Reach the Earthquake-generating Zone | Nature

2019-05-29 00:00:00

Japan's flagship ocean-drilling research vessel, Chikyu, has drilled deeper into the ocean floor than ever before. But it failed to achieve its ultimate goal of penetrating 5,200 metres beneath the sea floor, into the realm where two tectonic plates meet and cause enormous earthquakes. Harold Tobin, director of the UW-based Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, is quoted.

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