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  • The ‘squishing zone’ diagram, deep below the Earth’s surface
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 29 February 2012 Size: 480 KB Referencing Hub media

    Deep below the Earth’s surface, rocks tend to get ‘squished’ under pressure instead of shattering. In the Alpine Fault zone in New Zealand, the ‘squishing’ zone starts at about 10 km below the surface.

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