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The formation of the Mariana Trench

The Mariana Trench is a semicircular formation in the western Pacific Ocean
     The Mariana Trench is a semicircular formation in the western Pacific Ocean. It is about 2500 kilometers East northeast of the Philippines, and 2500 kilometers South southeast of Japan. This formation is the deepest part of the oceans. It has a a maximum-known depth of .10,994 m (± 40 m) or 6.831 mi (36,070 ± 131 ft). The traditional theory by all the 'scientists' is that this formation was caused by continental subduction. That is to say that the land masses of the Earth are made up of  various sections called 'plates'. These plates float around on the surface of the Earth and sometimes bump into each other. When this happens one of them goes down under the other, this is called 'subduction'. The other goes up and this forms mountains. The reason they keep repeating this story is because this is what they have been taught by all the schools and universities that teach such matters, since the early 1900's. However any reasoning person would say "That sounds like a lot of Bullpucky to me!". Please refer to my Introduction and my page on the Himalayan Mountains for more on this.

     The trench itself was formed by a large meteor impact evidenced be the various concentric seismic circles surrounding the center of impact. The entire structure was formed by several meteor impacts, as described below.


The Mariana Trench Meteor Impact, the first two seismic circles at 550km and 720 km radius.
     The Mariana Trench Meteor Impact was centered at  17°31'20.56"N, 140°42'41.72"E. The above image shows the first two seismic circles at 550km and 720 km radius. The inner circle follows the volcanoes on the Mariana Islands, while the 720 km circle follows the trench. That the volcanoes form a line corresponding to a seismic circle is relatively common, as shown on the Eurasia page, The Baffin Island page and others.



The second meteor impact of the Mariana Trench formation 'Mariana West', forms the inner arc of the formation with a 1000 km radius seismic circle.
     The second meteor impact of this formation, 'Mariana West', is centered at 16°51'2.16"N, 133°41'14.45"E as depicted in the image above. The seismic circle shown forms the inner arc of the formation and is at 1000 km radius from center of impact. The yellow arrows denote the geographic features that scribe this circle particularly.

The third impact of the Mariana Trench formation 'Mariana A' shows two seismic circles, the inner one at 590 km and the outer at 710 km radius
     The third impact of the formation 'Mariana A' shows two seismic circles, the inner one at 590 km and the outer at 710 km radius. The inner circle describes the ridge line between the Mariana West, 1000 km radius circle and the line of volcanoes. The outer circle follows the line of volcanoes , but then falls off in the Southeastern part, to follow over the island of Guam.



The third remarkable circle from the Mariana Trench Meteor Impact is at 2150 kilometers radius.
     The third remarkable circle from this impact is at 2150 kilometers radius. It scribes the northern coast of Papua, Indonesia, the western coast of the Philippines, goes through the center of Taiwan, and then the northwestern cost of southern Japan.
This image is attached to a larger image (4800 x4800, 2.3mb ) for a more detailed look at this circle.



    These two circles are at 4650 and 5305 km radius. The yellow arrows in the image above show the approximate areas of interest. These are detailed to the right.


     Through northeastern Russia.

     Through Burma

     Through Australia



     The 12225 km seismic circle through the Pacific, North America and the North Atlantic. The yellow arrows show areas that are enlarged to the right.


     Note the fine seismic line and the volcanoes, even at 12225 kilometers radius. This is a section of the East Pacific Rise.

     Through Louisiana and Mississippi.

     Past Montreal, Canada.

     Across the North Atlantic, the Charlie - Gibbs Fracture Zone


     The 12225 km seismic circle through Europe and Africa. The yellow arrows show areas that are enlarged to the right.

     Through Spain.

     Into the Southern Ocean, East of South Africa.
    












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