Aleutian Trench

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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