This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Tectonic plate boundary subduction zone

Tectonic plate boundary subduction zone

E350/0071

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

JON LOMBERG / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JON LOMBERG / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Tectonic plate boundary subduction zone. Diagram showing the seismic and volcanic activity along a subducting tectonic plate boundary. Earth's upper surface is shown in section. An outer, rigid layer (lithosphere, across centre) overlies molten rock (deep mantle, across bottom). The lithosphere is made up of slowly-moving tectonic plates (grey). Here, two plates are colliding. The plate on the right is being pushed below (subducted under) the other plate, melting the lithospheric rock as it enters the mantle. New rock is formed at the mid- ocean ridge (upper right) where this plate spreads apart. Less dense oceanic and continental rocks (white) cover the left tectonic plate.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}