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  1. Wadati-Benioff zone(Noun)

    A deep level seismic zone on the line of subduction. This zone can be as deep as 700km.

  2. Origin: Named after the two independent discoverers: the Japanese seismologist Kiyoo Wadati, and the American seismologist Hugo Benioff

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