- Kuril-Kamchatka Trench
The Kuril-Kamchatka Trench or Kuril Trench (
Russian:"Курило-Камчатский жёлоб") is an oceanic trenchwith a maximum depth of 10,542 metres (34,000 ft). It extends from a triple junctionwith the Ulakhan Faultand the Aleutian Trenchto the north, to the Japan Trenchto the south.
The trench formed as a result of the
subduction zone, which formed in the late Cretaceous, that created the Kuril Islands island arcas well as the Kamchatka volcanic arc. The Pacific Platebeing is subducted beneath the Okhotsk Platealong the trench, resulting in intense volcanism.
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