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Subduction is when two tectonic plates meet. One of the plates is pushed under the other into the Earth's mantle. Subduction causes the most powerful earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes caused by subduction can lead to tsunamis.
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- Stern, R.J. (2002). "Subduction zones". Reviews of Geophysics 40 (4): 1012. .