New Hebrides Trench


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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

New Hebrides Trench

 

a depression in the floor of the southwestern Pacific Ocean that stretches along the New Hebrides Islands for almost 2,000 km. It has a V-shaped cross section and a fairly narrow bottom that is flat in places and divided by sills. Its maximum depth is 9,165 m.

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