Definition of Japan trench
1. Noun. A depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Japan that reaches depths of 30,000 feet.
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Literary usage of Japan trench
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The Tuscarora Deep of the japan trench (4655 fathoms in 44° 55' N., 152° 26' E.) was ... To the north-east the japan trench adjoins the Aleutian Trench, ..."
2. Proceedings of Conference LXII, 8th Joint Meeting of the U. S. Japan by R. L. Wesson (1995)
"... and partly by an excess velocity of the Pacific plate around the Minamitorishima caused by the episodicity of the plate convergence at the japan trench. ..."
3. Earthquakes: A Teacher's Package for K-6 edited by Phyllis R. Marcuccio (1999)
"An earthquake along a submarine fault in the japan trench (subduction zone) generated a tsunami that struck the Japanese coast with wave crests as high as ..."
4. Chigaku zasshi by Chigakukai (Japan), Tōkyō Chigaku Kyōkai (1879)
"Every geological and geophysical feature around the japan trench and the Tohoku ... The japan trench forearc area began to subside during Miocene times and ..."