The licence will allow exploration for polymetallic nodules at a site within the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone
of the Pacific.
This fault and fracture zone
is also the contact between Tertiary age strongly altered andesite and rhyolite flows which have been intruded by a dacite dike and cut by stockwork quartz veins and veinlets.
The Baikal Rift Zone, or fracture zone
, is also special because it is located 3000km away from the nearest tectonic plate boundary.
Earthquake detection equipment can provide 30, 60 or 90 seconds' warning before the shaking starts, depending on distance from the fracture zone
Region 1 (76% of wall)--initial smooth fatigue fracture zone
The exploration area allocated to the Contractor lies within the Authority s reserved areas in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone
of the Pacific Ocean and is divided into three regions in three Blocks.
The tectonic relationship between the Owen Fracture Zone
and the Gulf of Aden is important for the study of their sedimentations.
Plain radiographs of her feet, which were requested for her right foot pain, showed a fracture zone
in her right fibula.
The Panama Fracture Zone
terminates in the south at the Galapagos rift zone and in the north at the Middle America trench, where it forms part of the Cocos-Nazca-Caribbean triple junction.
The reserves will protect an impressive array of globally unique ecosystems, including the majestic seamounts off the east coast, the mysterious deep waters of the Diamantina Fracture Zone
and the waters of the Great Australian Bight.
Our approach transitions the fracture zone
away from the skin to the adhesive-backing interface thus completely preventing any harm during removal," he stated.
Included are Perth Canyon, an underwater area bigger than the Grand Canyon, and the Diamantina Fracture Zone
, a large underwater mountain chain.