Oceans Worth of Water Could be Trapped Beneath the Earth’s Mantle

Nature World: Large amounts of ocean water could be transported through deep-sea fault zones in volumes much greater than previously believed, according to new research from the University of Liverpool, which focused on the subduction zone that led to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan. The research supports the theory that there could be vast amounts of water buried deep beneath the Earth's mantle. Understanding how much ocean water is delivered to the mantle is important because it helps explain how the......

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