Almost 2,000 earthquakes recorded in the Mariana Trench in 180 days

The researchers studied the outer uplift faults around the Mariana Trench. They used data from 12 bottom

seismometers installed around the Challenger Deep - the deepest point of the trough - between December 2016 and June 2017.

The researchers then applied the softwareproviding an EQTransformer based on machine learning to seismic data. As a result, the researchers recorded 1,975 earthquakes that occurred in the region during the first half of 2017.

The locations of these earthquakes were then accurately determined withusing two simulation programs, Hypoinverse and HypoDD. The authors found that the level of seismic activity in the outer region of the uplift varies greatly. Thus, one of the clusters of earthquakes spread to a depth of 50 km. It is much deeper than scientists thought possible for this region.

The data indicate that this subduction zone of the Mariana Trench is well hydrated. The scientists also obtained important information about the dynamics of the subduction zone.

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