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Breaking subductions’ fourth wall

Subduction zone formation may be both horizontally and then vertically driven, according to a 4D evolution model of the Puysegur margin, New Zealand. This suggests that the current endmember classification of subduction initiation must be expanded.

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Fig. 1: Evolution model of the Puysegur trench, New Zealand.

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Crameri, F. Breaking subductions’ fourth wall. Nat. Geosci. 15, 95–96 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-022-00894-6

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