Nankai trench off the Izu Peninsula, Japan

Nankai trench off the Izu Peninsula, Japan

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University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences/IRIS Consortium

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Description

Three-dimensional reflection image of the accretionary prism in the Nankai trench off the Izu Peninsula, Japan, obtained by a 3D survey. Note the great complexity of the structure and the ability of seismology to image the geological process with high resolution. (Image courtesy of the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences.)

Date Taken: February 18, 2009
Photographer / Contributor: University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences

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