Aleutian Trench


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Aleutian Trench

 

a deepwater trench in the North Pacific, located along the southern submarine slopes of the Aleutian Islands. By its tectonic structure, it is classified among offshore ocean trenches. It is approximately 3,000 km long and up to 7,822 m deep; the bottom consists of red clay.

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The Aleutian Trench borders the southern side of the archipelago and more than 39 passes connect the Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean.
Over 80 volcanoes have formed above this hot spot and, due to naturally shifting tectonic plates, each has been pushed northwest in conveyor-belt succession to create a string of submarine mountains that extend all the way from Hawai'i's Big Island to the Aleutian Trench off the Alaskan coast.
Mount McKinley climbs twenty thousand feet into the sky and the Aleutian Trench plunges twenty-five thousand below the sea.