The fragmented death of the Farallon Plate

  • 23 Mar 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Zoom Presentation

William Hawley

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory


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Could volcanism in central Oregon be linked to a hole in the subducting plate beneath North America? In this presentation William Hawley from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will discuss evidence for tearing of the subducting plate as it descends into the mantle beneath central Oregon and the impacts this has on surface processes, including volcanism and earthquakes in Oregon.

Scientific American article: We Could Be Witnessing the Death of a Tectonic Plate

National Geographic article: A tectonic plate is dying under Oregon. Here’s why that matters

Central Oregon Geoscience Society

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P.O. Box 2154,  Bend, Oregon 97709

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