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- Topic: Family and Marriage
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subduction zone is where two tectonic plates come together and one goes beneath the other. This is most common where an oceanic plate meets a continental plate, and the oceanic plate is pushed underneath the continental. As a result, subduction zones produce the biggest earthquakes in the world, and are also largely responsible for volcanic activity and tsunamis.
At the site of subduction, in which one tectonic plate (the oceanic)