Yo-yo subduction and the Earth’s crust.

New research has emerged about the movement of the earth’s crust. The Australian National University Research School of Earth Sciences along with the University of Bern and the University of Torino have proved a theory called yo-yo subduction.

This means that subduction zones in the earth’s crust, where earthquakes occur, move up and down like a yo-yo.

The research took place in the Italian Western Alps and will be critical to further understanding of geological processes, which could potentially help track earthquakes.

Dr Daniela Rubatto, who carried out the research, from the Australian National University Research School of Earth Sciences joined Catherine Zengerer to explain this phenomena.


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